English Grammar

Inversion in English

We use the inversion to refine our language and make our phrases more stylistic and formal.

We use it mostly for writing language.

Expressions used with the inversion : Not only, no sooner, never, only after, only later, not since, nowhere ..

Examples :

  • Not only does he play tennis but he also plays squash.
  • No sooner did we have dinner than we left.
  • Not since Jonas Brothers have there been famous.
  • Only after the age of sixteen did she begin to drive under supervision.
  • Nowhere does the constitution say the congress must meet.
  • Never again will I go with you to a party.

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