Inversion of Word Order for Emphasis

Inversion can be used to form questions and conditional sentences, but it can also be used for emphasis.

  • Little did she know how much work was left.
  • On no account must you sleep at school.
  • Never should you forget who your boss is.
  • Only then can you belong to me.
  • Here comes the sun.

All these structure are rather literary, which means they are more likely to appear in books.

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