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SENTENCES WITH INVERTED SUBJECTS AND VERBS
In some situations, usually subjects and verbs are inverted in a variety ways. Usually, Inverted subjects and verbs occur in the formation of a question. The subject and helping verb are inverted to form a question with a helping verb, such as be, have, can, could, will, would, etc. Look at the example below:
He can buy those sport cars.
Can he buy those sport cars?
You would tell me the truth.
Would you tell me the truth?
She was sick yesterday.
Was she sick yesterday?
The helping verb do is used to form a question, when there is no helping verb in the sentence. Look at the example below:
He goes to the movies.
Does he go to the movies?
You told me the truth.
Did you tell me the truth?
There are many other situations in English when subjects and verbs are inverted. Each of them has some difference. But you will be able to handle those all if you always remember this method of inverting subjects and verbs
The most common problems with inverted subjects and verbs on the
TOEFL test occur in the following situations:
1. With question words such as what, when, where, why, and how;
2. After some place expressions;
3. After negative expressions;
4. In some conditionals;
5. After some comparisons.