Inversion and Tag questions/question phrases
1. After negative or semi-negative adverbs (Never, seldom, rarely, hardly,...)
Ex: Never in my life have I smoked.
Ex: Seldom does she watch TV at noon.
2. After Only (in a phrase or a clause).
Ex: Only in this country did I hear the news.
3. So or Neither/ Nor at the front position.
Affirmative verbs: I my friends.
Negative verbs: I can my friends.
4. So / Such... That takes the front position of a sentence
Ex: So young is he that he can’t go to school alone.
Ex: Such was the response to our appeal that we had to take on more staff.
II- Tag questions/question phrases
S-V............., S-V (not) + S (personal pronoun)?
S-V (not)........, S-V + S (personal pronoun)?
Ex: doesn’t he?
Ex: will they?
1. aren’t I?
2. does he?
3. are they?
4. didn’t it?
5. isn’t there?
Lưu ý các câu mệnh lệnh sau (imperatives):
|Give me a hand, will you?||Do sit down, won’t you? (BE)|
|Open a window, would you?||Shut up, can’t you?|
|Don’t forget, will you?||Let’s have a party, shall we?|