Inversion In Conditional Sentences! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    I would never say anything bad about John. He's great. ________________________________. He's great.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never would I say anything about John." This sentence is an example of inversion, where the auxiliary verb "would" comes before the subject "I" in a negative construction. This form is used for emphasis or to create a more formal or poetic tone. The repetition of the sentence at the end reinforces the speaker's strong conviction and admiration for John.

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  • 2. 

    I don't often go to the store to buy sugar. ________________________________.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Rarely do I go to the store to buy sugar" and "Seldom do I go to the store to buy sugar". Both of these sentences convey the same meaning as the original statement, which is that the speaker does not frequently go to the store to buy sugar. The use of "rarely" and "seldom" emphasizes the infrequency of the action.

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  • 3. 

    We can't find John anywhere!____________________________.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nowhere can we find John." This sentence is a negative statement that emphasizes the inability to locate John. The word "nowhere" indicates that there is no specific place where John can be found, further emphasizing the absence of his presence. The sentence structure also adds emphasis by placing the subject "we" after the negative adverb "nowhere."

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  • 4. 

    If you need some help, just tell me. _____________________________.

    Explanation
    The given answer is a repetition of the statement "Should you need some help, just tell me." This repetition emphasizes the willingness of the person to offer assistance and reinforces the idea that they are available to provide help if needed. By repeating the statement, it also conveys a sense of sincerity and reassurance.

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    If the men I talked to the other day hadn't told me, I wouldn't have known that there was no class today. ________________________________________________.  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of two sentences that are both grammatically correct and convey the same meaning. By using the phrase "Had the men I talked to the other day not told me," the sentence introduces a conditional statement that explains the reason for the speaker's knowledge about the lack of class. The phrase "I wouldn't have known that there was no class today" completes the main clause and expresses the consequence of not receiving information from the men.

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  • 6. 

    John would only do your homework if you paid him. _________________________________________.

    Explanation
    Remember: [Only if .......] + aux + sub + verb

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  • 7. 

    If you had enough time to study it, I'm sure you would be able to learn Chinese. ______________________________________________________________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were you to have enough time to study it, I'm sure you would be able to learn Chinese." This answer is correct because it uses the correct conditional structure "Were you to" to express a hypothetical situation. It also maintains parallelism by repeating the phrase "I'm sure you would be able to learn Chinese" at the end.

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  • 8. 

    If you don't know where to look, you should probably ask someone.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Should you not know where to look, you should probably ask someone." This is because the sentence is expressing a suggestion or advice, indicating that if the person does not know where to look, it would be a good idea to ask someone for help or guidance. The use of "should" suggests that it is the recommended course of action. The repetition of the phrase emphasizes the importance of seeking assistance when unsure.

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  • 9. 

    If my mom wasn't so angry at me, I would definately ask her for some money.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were my mom not so angry at me, I would definitely ask her for some money." This answer is correct because it uses the correct verb form "were" in the conditional clause to indicate a hypothetical situation. Additionally, it maintains parallel structure by repeating the same sentence structure in the second part of the answer.

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  • 10. 

    The mail must not be lost under any circumstances.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under no circumstances must the mail be lost." This sentence emphasizes the importance of not losing the mail in any situation. It suggests that there are no acceptable circumstances in which the mail can be lost, highlighting the urgency and priority of ensuring its safe delivery.

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  • 11. 

    John not only called me, but he also told me he was sorry.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Not only did John call me, but he also told me he was sorry." This answer is correct because it follows the correct structure for using the phrase "not only...but also." In this structure, the auxiliary verb (did) is placed before the subject (John) in the first part of the sentence, and the main verb (call) is placed after the subject. The same structure is repeated in the second part of the sentence (told). Additionally, the sentence is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 12. 

    You will never do anything as impressive as this!

    Explanation
    This question tests the understanding of the correct word order in negative sentences with inversion. The correct answer is "Never will you do anything as impressive as this!" because it follows the correct structure of negative inversion, where the adverb "never" is placed before the auxiliary verb "will" and the subject "you" is placed after the auxiliary verb. The other options either have incorrect word order or do not use negative inversion.

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