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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"Had I not fallen asleep before the end of the movie, I'd have found out who killed the Minister."
This sentence can be rewritten as:

Complete the following sentence:
You do not have to say anything to the police, nor_______________

Not only _____________ pass the test, but he got the highest mark in the class!

What is the subject of the following sentence?
"Here comes Michael."

Which of the following sentences uses inversion to express disbelief, shock, or strong emotion?

"More important than your application will be your interview."
What does this sentence mean?

Under no circumstances _________ reach your hand out of the bus.

"Should you need some advice, call me."
This sentence can be rewritten as:

Not only __________ watch the lesson, but you did the quiz as well!


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332 Comments on “English Grammar – Inversion: “Had I known…”, “Should you need…””


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I loved the video and learnd more

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

    Me too Mayra.

    Many thanks Adam for sharing this advanced lesson with us. At fist sight inversions may not seem to be complicated, however should be clear when to use them (by the way, is this sentence correct?.
    As to the quiz, well-designed. It let us put invertion into practice right away.

    Thanks very much.
    Have a great weekend.

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

      Hi Regino,

      Yes, it is mostly correct (however, it should be clear when to use them).

      Sunday, April 20th 2014

    Hi Adam, very interesting lesson, thanks! I’ve just discovered EngVid. Had I know about it before, I would have profited from it a lot more! ;-) It would be great if one day you could give a lesson on the usage of “too”, “as well” and “also”. Thanks! E.
    (Sorry for using the “reply” function to post a comment to this lesson, but the “leave a comment” function does not work!).

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

      Welcome to EngVid Eireen!!! Well, . . . let me share something with you . . .

      The great thing about this website Eireen is that the bulk of video-lessons and quizes are here to stay: I mean, you can watch the videos and do the quizes at will.

      Apart from that, you can get feedback from EngVid teachers and Internet users from practically every corner of the globe.

      Have a great day!!!

      Regards

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

      Welcome Eireen :)

      I’ll see what I can do about your request.

      Sunday, April 20th 2014

    HI Adam, thank you for this interesting lesson. you really explain very well. As I understood we can use this inversion when we want to emphasize our thoughts, in other situations it is normal to use the right word order with the same expressions, like not only…but also…,under no circumstances..etc… Am I right?

    Tuesday, April 29th 2014

very interesting!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

I got 9/9 , but still have to be familiar with this kind of sentence structure .Anyway , appreciate your teachings.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Wow! It is a very useful lesson :) Thank you!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

hi adam thank you for this video and all videos before ,i want to know the difference between
such ..a/an
such that
such as
_by the way it is my third time to ask this question!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

    hi fathy,
    you use ‘such a/an’, when you are describing the nature of a person or an object, using an adjective. for example, “that boy is ‘such an’ idiot!!”

    you use ‘such that’, when you want a particular condition to be met by an action. for example, “set the bottles up, such that they have 2 inches of space between them”. you will find the expression ‘such that”, mostly in mathematics.

    you use ‘such as’, when you are giving an example for something. for example, “there are many websites where you can learn english, such as ‘engVid'”.
    hope it helps.
    cheers,
    abhishek

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

      Good job Abhishek :)

      Sunday, April 20th 2014

      thank you deeply for your help:)
      it really helps

      Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

    Hi Fathy,

    Abhishek gave an excellent answer. I’ll just add a little bit:

    such a/an is used similarly to ‘so’ when we want to stress the description that follows:
    He is such a nice guy.
    He is so nice.
    The main difference is that such a/an will be followed by a noun, while so will be followed by an adjective only.

    ‘such that’ leads to result. Abhishek’s example is very good. Though it isn’t necessarily used mostly in math.

    such as is used to provide an example, similarly to ‘for example’ though it cannot start a clause.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, April 20th 2014

      it is very clear , thank you adam

      Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

      this is such a clear lesson
      i ask you you for more videos such that we can learn easier,such as this video
      (pretty good)… right!!!!!

      Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

      thanks Adam and Abhishek :)

      Sunday, June 22nd 2014

thanks for useful video!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

I’ve never heard about this.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

    if u want to communicate with me for improvement of your speaking so kindly add me on skype:
    attaurrehmankhan57
    email: kingbayya_khan@yahoo.com

    Sunday, July 6th 2014

Thanks Teacher, I got 78/100!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

100.I’ve learned it at the English School but it was hard to understand at first sight.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9! Not bad! (:
Thanks Adam!!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thank you very much. This is very useful for us.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Hi,
I got 9 correct out of 9.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    thank you

    Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    You r very intelligent.

    Thursday, April 3rd 2014

I got also 7 out of 9.. Thanks for this lesson!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thanks got only 44%.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Got 100 .Thank you so much Adam for your lesson.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Not only did I get, but most of students got 9 out of 9.
Thanks Adam! ;-P

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    I got 9 out of 9, as did most of students.

    Thursday, April 3rd 2014

      Oh my goshh!!! How on earth did you all manage to get such high scores? I just wondered … well, … I’m still wondering…

      Regards

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

    Should you want to learn about Filipino culture, don’t hesitate to contact me right away.

    Matilda wants to be exposed in international standards, so does I.

    Korea is a country full of enthusiastic events, as is Philippines.

    Monday, November 3rd 2014

Hi Adam,
I have a doubt about a question.

“Not only _____________ pass the test, but he got the highest mark in the class!”

Shouldn’t have the word ALSO?
Not only…, but also…

In your video, you cited a similar sentence, but with the same structure.
Would not the word ALSO became between after ‘he’ and ‘got’.

Btw, there is a great video, specially for those who are trying to do the TOEFL exam, like me. :)

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    Hi, Annaluh!

    That’s a good question.
    Yeah!
    The sentence is ‘Not only A, but also B.’, but ‘Also’ can omit if you want.

    I’ll fingers across for your TOEFL exam. :-)

    Thursday, April 3rd 2014

      Your explanation for “Not only” was just great Matilda.

      I’m crossing my fingers that he does well on the exam too.
      I’m taking the TOEF exam too next month. Please, keep your fingers crossed.

      Sunday, April 6th 2014

    Hi Annaluh,

    As Matilda mentioned, ‘also’ is optional. If you are not sure, then add the ‘also’. the structure itself makes the ‘also’ clear.

    Sunday, April 20th 2014

Thank you for the useful lesson! I had always thought I could use “under no circumstances” and “should you need” in dayly conversations. And I have a question concerning “should”:-) Can I say “Should I buy a loaf of bread for you?”without being formal or it’s better to say “Do you want me to buy a loaf of bread for you?”

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    Hi Anastasia, to begin with, your statement is a question -it has a question mark- and does not have anything to do with inversions, I think.

    In my book, your question is okay and is not formal.

    Other ways to ask the question would be:

    Should I buy a . . . ?
    Could I buy a loaf . . . ?
    Do you want me to buy a . . . ?

    . . . but it all depends on what you really want to express.

    Hope this may help.

    Have a nice day.

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

    Hi Anastasia,

    Using should in this case is not really formal. It is more of a suggestion: I am going to the store, you need bread, should I get you some?

    Both ways are ok though.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

I got 8 correct out of 9. But I know the correct answer.
Maybe I have never used inversion or forgotten….Thank you for your interesting lesson, Adam :)

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thanks. This lesson is a precious pearl :)

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thank you Adam!
It was a precious lesson, I didn’t know that English speakers could use inversion as well as in questions.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

sad, im 44%

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

great video, very good teacher, very open,thank you

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

I’ve got 100% but I’m not really confident as I understand indeed.

I like to learn with you Adam, always amazing lesson. Many thanks

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thanks Adam, great lesson,

JESUS BLESS YOU>>>

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

9/9 Thanks Adam.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Thank You or great resource for my studying!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

It’s a nice piece of information, and most of the structures I’ve seen before. I have some issues with “had I known” because it looks very strange to me. The others are just fine. :)

Adam, I also have a question — what about the expression “here it comes”? It’s very similar to the “here comes Jane” example, but in this case there’s no inversion.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    Hi, morfk!
    Answering for your question, we do not use inversion if the subject of the clause is a pronoun.For example,
    Here comes the bus. !BUT! Here it comes.
    I hope it helps you.

    Tuesday, April 8th 2014

      Ты читала кто он такой!!!

      Wednesday, April 16th 2014

        Нет, а кто он такой?

        Sunday, April 27th 2014

          группа поддержки

          Thursday, May 1st 2014

      I also had this question. Thanks for answering!

      Friday, April 18th 2014

    Hi Morfik,

    ‘Had I known’ is formal language, a little old-fashioned, and mostly used in written English. But, correct. :)

    As MsLuda mentioned, we don’t use the “here comes” structure with proper nouns or identifying nouns. Just pronouns.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

100% Thanks Adam.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Hello Mr. Adam,
It`s excellent and useful as usual.
I have seen some advertisements like “got milk?” “got parking?”; what`s the grammatical basis for them? Thanks in advance.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    Hello!
    It’s a nice question.
    I’m not sure, but I think …
    It is connected with ‘Present Perfect (Have + p.p.).
    * ‘(Have you) got milk?’
    * ‘(Have you) got parking?’

    I am so sorry!
    Good Luck!

    Saturday, April 5th 2014

      Hi Matilda,
      That`s nice of you to offer help.
      I believe also it`s present perfect tense.
      Thanks and regards.

      Saturday, April 5th 2014

      No need to be sorry Matilda– perfect answer.

      Monday, April 21st 2014

    Hi Atef,

    Matilda answered you correctly. Keep in mind that advertisers need to be short and catchy. That means they will play with the language and take it to its limits.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

thank you so much

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Ops … 100 :D I did the quiz !!! Well done to me and to you too ! Awesome ,as always man!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

What a great teacher as usual, but could you make something about the main differences between American and English Accents? Best regards :)

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    hi,
    the way i see it is, there are lots of differences between the american and british accents. but i can tell you two major ones that i have noticed.
    you will find a big difference in the way, an american pronounces ‘r’ and the way, a british pronounces ‘r’. and the same goes with the letter ‘t’.

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

    Hi Brga,

    I’ll try, but the best way to study this is to listen to both. Check out Jade’s lessons. Her accent is very different from mine and she gives some good tips on the British accent.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

i got 7 out of 9 not bad

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Hello Adam,
Your videos are wonderful – your teaching style captivates me. Thank you and good luck with your Thesis!

Best regards,
TN

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    Thank you Tnguyen :)

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Thanks very much, Adam.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Man, is video excellent!
Thanks so much Adam. I’ve learn a lot from your video lesson, and looking forward for your others next video.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

although was i got 100 scores but it was hard to remember without practice immediately.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

yuppe,..I got 8/9.
Sir, your lecture is informative.

Friday, April 4th 2014

thank you sir!

Friday, April 4th 2014

Hi Adam,
I have confusion with the infinitive verb “To BE.” I asked this question your two teachers, but they didn’t explain me.
The following sentences are for example:
1)Please note below mentioned are “TO BE” strictly followed.
2)Please note preamble “TO BE” project specific and services specific.
3)Once the services running completed in the shafts all the services shafts “TO BE” closed.
4)Telephone cabling shall be provided from the MDFs “TO BE” installed in the shaft.
5)DG set “TO BE” installed to serve all the loads stated earlier.
6)All systems observed were found “TO BE” in acceptable running state.
7)Genelia wanted him “TO BE” her husband.
8)Great men are likely “TO BE” surrounded by sycophant who wants favours.
9)Great men are likely “TO BE” surrounded by sycophant who wants favours.
10)We want her “TO BE” her maid of honor.
How to use, when to use it in sentences- SIR LET ME KNOW THE SOME TRICKS OF THAT
I am really anxious about it for three months; now determine to know.
I think you feel students’ mind thinkings and problems perfectly as they feel in learning English language. Therefore I ………….
Thanking you.
Your truly,
Vishal
Apr. 4,

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi Vishal,

    I’ll do my best here, but some of the sentence you provided are not too clear, so I might have misunderstood them. Anyway:

    1)Please note below mentioned are “TO BE” strictly followed.–passive form — Rules are meant to be followed. main verb here is ‘meant’ so the be verb takes the infinitive as only a main verb takes a tense.
    2)Please note preamble “TO BE” project specific and services specific.–not clear sentence
    3)Once the services running completed in the shafts all the services shafts “TO BE” closed.-same as number 1. are to be closed= have to be closed (passive)
    4)Telephone cabling shall be provided from the MDFs “TO BE” installed in the shaft.=the canles are to be installed (same as 1 and 3)
    5)DG set “TO BE” installed to serve all the loads stated earlier.– same as 1,3,4
    6)All systems observed were found “TO BE” in acceptable running state.–same as 1,3…
    7)Genelia wanted him “TO BE” her husband.–wanted what? to be her husband. who? him. ‘to be’ here is an infinitive complement to the direct object him. — I want to be rich. ‘to be rich’= direct object of ‘want’
    8)Great men are likely “TO BE” surrounded by sycophant who wants favours.–subject complement, although in this case you can remove the ‘to be’ and the sentence will be correct 9actually it will be better)
    9)Great men are likely “TO BE” surrounded by sycophant who wants favours.–same as 8, no?
    10)We want her “TO BE” her maid of honor.–same as 7

    hope that helps.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

I got 9/9. I appreciate your effort.

Friday, April 4th 2014

100, thank you Adam, but I feel some of the structures are used in spoken language, are they?

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi Inviknik,

    Yes, they are, but not commonly. It depends a lot on the stature of the speakers. Academics, for example, will speak this way, but everyday people generally don’t. Some expressions though are pretty common.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      Thank you, Adam, for your answer which is really useful for me.

      Monday, April 21st 2014

Thank you wery much Adam, wonderful lesson as always.

Greetings from Macchu Picchu – Peru

Friday, April 4th 2014

This is such a brilliant lesson!. It helps me a lot, because I knew others structures with inversion like “No sooner… than…” or “Hardly… when…” but after watching this lesson I’ve spread my knowledge about this topic.
Thank you Adam and keep teaching us all these kind of great things!

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks Adam! It’s a very interesting lesson. Realy want to say “Man, is it cool lesson!” :)

Friday, April 4th 2014

Man,love I your lessons! :d

Friday, April 4th 2014

    :) thanks Junayedriy.

    But I’m afraid it only works in this structure with a be verb. Man, is your enthusiasm great!

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Thank you very much!

Friday, April 4th 2014

I got 89/100. Thank you so much! I’ll watch more times…

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks a lot. I’ve been improving my writing skills, because I should take IELTS and these techniques will be kind of useful to me. I had better practice, but with EngVid I’m saved.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Hi and thank you Adam for this new lesson.
I lerned whit this lesson we can repace “should” by “if”. It ‘s interesting.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Very interesting lesson. Thanks a lot Adam!!

Friday, April 4th 2014

This was my first time in engvid. I enjoyed very much the video and made the quiz (9/9 !!!).
Hello to everybody here,

Friday, April 4th 2014

How can you explain the use of should in this song?

Want you to know
That should I go I always loved you
Held you high above, true

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi Sebastian,

    Whenever should is inverted, it means ‘if’.
    That if i go, i always loved you.

    Hope that helps

    Monday, April 21st 2014

oh! It means “if”

Friday, April 4th 2014

Man, is this lesson great.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks for this incredible lesson. I’ve been reading the book of Game of Thrones and the author uses quite a lot the inversion structure , so I just got used to it. As you go on reading you just realize the grammar structure and the improvement of your vocabulary.
Thanks again!

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi Henry,

    That’s why I always say read, read, read. :)

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Adam,the lesson is very interesting. I must watch it tomorrow again.//////////////////////////////
I let my friends to speak more than myself.(Adam, is it really a big mistake?)

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi Katrin,

    I allow my friends to speak more than I do.
    I let my friends speak more than I do. Technically you can’t use myself here because you are not the reflexive of the agent doing the action.

    Having said that, if you said this sentence to me, I would understand your intention. Also, if you ended it with me instead of I do, everyone would understand in this case.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      Adam,it would be more clear if you gave me some examples of using MYSELF! Thank you.

      Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

        Hi Katrin,

        Actually, it would be a good idea for a whole lesson. I’ll get on it. :)

        Thursday, May 1st 2014

          I’ll be waiting. Thank You!

          Tuesday, May 6th 2014

This is one of the hardest lessons I had so far, despite I got 9 good answers out of 9. Which means 100%.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks Adam. This lesson is very useful.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thanks Adam.It is a great explanation.However,I got 6 correct out of 9.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hello! Engvid Administration,
Please consider my request.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    hi,
    please write to him via e-mail. he may not have seen your big question, above. its very possible.

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

oops…!!?? whats up dock? 5/9 (56%)
(1x-2x-7x-9x)
I felt awful.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Don’t let it get you down Jorge!!!

    A piece of advice: Watch the video and take the quiz again. Same results? Take a break, then atart all over again. It works, believe me!!!

    Good luck with your English!!!
    Keep on the good work!!!

    Have a nice day!!!

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

      Thanks for your advice, Regino

      Sunday, April 6th 2014

      …correction “…start all over again”

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

    Don’t worry doc (doctor). It’s all good. :) keep practicing Jorge

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Adam, please make a lesson about children’s slang. I’m looking Hannah Montana now and there are so many words like – outtie,pumpin and etc. Please!!!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Adam,how is OK? Looking or Watching movie…

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

      Hi Katrin, when you talk about movies/films/ TV programs you use the verbs “see” or “watch”:

      *I watch TV everyday.
      *I saw an interesting film yesterday.
      *In the evening we went to see a movie.
      *Fifty thousand people saw the soccer match.

      Hope this may help.

      Have a nice day!!!

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

        when you’re talk about movies…

        Friday, April 18th 2014

          sorry///when you’re talking….
          I just wanted to know it from Adam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Friday, April 18th 2014

        Good job Regino :)

        Monday, April 21st 2014

      Hi Katrin,

      Firstly, watching a movie. :)

      Secondly, I might have to learn these slang words too lol. I’m no spring chicken myself (not young)

      If you can give me a list of some you’ve heard, I’ll prepare something.

      Monday, April 21st 2014

        Thank You Adam!

        Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

I got 8 of 9.
Thanks Adam for your interesting lesson.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

hi sir
I’m very happy when I see the web sit
I’m now live for 2 year to student Mister degree department (communication and electronic )
I from Iraq
if you could advice me to write well or development skill English writing
thanks for you forever

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    Hi Nahedh,

    I’m building a website just for writing. I’ll announce the launch soon :)

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      it sounds great, thank you so much Mr. Adam. I’m ticked pink to hear that. I’m looking forward to seeing your upcoming “website for writing”.

      How do I know if you release the website?
      My e-meail
      rituelidaeli@yahoo.com. Thanks :)

      Saturday, July 16th 2016

Hello Mr. Adam

I have been expecting for that lesson.
I remember when I asked if you could do it

After all, I see that you did it.
Good explanation
Got the 100%.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

By the way, I forgot to write

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LESSON AGAIN

The very best regards for you ;-)

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    My pleasure Luis

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Thank you so much Adam.
Had i known i would learn so much,I would have joined Engvid earlier.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hey Mr.Adam , do you have facebook account ? I want to exchange grammar with you in facebook

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    Hi Chinhchinh,

    You can ask me questions here, this way others can also benefit. :)

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Did I get 9/9 :). Thank you Mr.Adam.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Interesting lesson Adam.

Could you please tell me of any reliable websites where I can get a complete list of expressions that require inversions such as “No sooner than . . .”, “Hardly . . .” I would really appreciate it.

I have also noticed that the indefinite article “a/n” is also used in inversions. Could you please explain briefly how it is used in such patterns?

RSVP

Regards

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    Hi Regino,

    Actually there are many sites that will give you examples. Just google ‘inversions english grammar.’

    Not really sure what you mean about the articles. Can you give me an example?

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Great lesson Adam!!
Need more practice about this topic!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

the best grammar teaching. it’s wonderful.
Thanks.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

I got 8 out of 9…Good score but it’s not an easy topic, in my opinion…

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    I agree with you Janilza, it’s not that easy;

    especially when you first think in your mother tongue -Portuguese, for instance- and then try to express the same ideas using the causative pattern in English.

    But as far as I can see, you did quite well on the quiz, congratulations!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Regards

    Sunday, April 13th 2014

      Thanks for the kind words, Regino!
      See you!

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Although we don’t use it every day I’ve really appreciated the lesson. Tks teacher.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hello Adam, It’s really good lesson:) I would to you request a lesson about verb patterns in English. Thank you in advance.

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Hi Pawel,

    Can you give me some examples?

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Hi,Adam! Thank you very much again.I’ m really grateful to you for making this lesson.As for me, it clarified situation a little bit. However, I’m still having some questions because there are a lot of exceptions such as no doubt, only( without time expression or prepositional phrase). But anyway, thank you very much!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    Quite right MsLuda. But exceptions are what make this language so interesting, no? :)

    Monday, April 21st 2014

You do not have to say anything to the police, nor_______________
1.are you required to sign any documents.
2.you are required to sign any documents.
3.you have to sign anything.
if i say 3 ,is it right ,if not then why pls help me sir .I hope u’ll give answer to me

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    hi rajpal,
    firstly, if you want to invert it, then you would have to follow the ‘verb-subject-verb’ format. so, the first option would be correct.
    but if you want to go, with the third option, i suggest you write it like this – “You do not have to say anything to the police, nor do you have to sign anything”.
    hope that helps.

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

      Hi I have been seeing that you know a lot about english grammar, maybe you can speak with someone to improve our skils, emphasize in speaking. :)

      Saturday, April 12th 2014

        hi Damean,
        nice to see your reply but i am not that good, exactly :) i only reply to those people’s comments, that i think i can answer.

        Tuesday, April 15th 2014

      Hi I have been seeing that you know a lot about english grammar, maybe you can speak with someone to improve our skills, emphasize in speaking. :)

      Saturday, April 12th 2014

      Well done :)

      Monday, April 21st 2014

    Hi Rajpal,

    Abhishek’s answer is right on.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      thank you, sir :) i tried.

      Thursday, May 8th 2014

I got 100% :D thx

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    W0w!!! You got 100? So . . . this quiz was a piece of cake for you, wasn´t it?

    I send my congratulations to you Jijoue.

    Have a great day!!!

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

Thank you very much Adam . I got 89 in this test . The sentence is hard for me to understand . 7. Under no circumstances _________ reach your hand out of the bus.
Can you explain the sentence for me ?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

    Hi Zhaoyi,

    It means that no matter what happens, you should not reach…

    Does that help?

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      Thanks a lot for your kindness Adam . I am truly sorry to tell you that I can’t see the videos . That made me feel sad . I like the programs . I think I can learn a lot from them . What can I do to get them ?

      Friday, May 2nd 2014

        Our videos are hosted on YouTube, which is unfortunately blocked in China. You will have to use a proxy server.

        Saturday, May 3rd 2014

      I can’t see any videos . So I can’t answer any question . I am sorry to tell you that . You are helpful and kind . Thank you anyway.

      Friday, May 9th 2014

Hello Adam. This very good lesson reminds me Rebecca’s on expressing negative ideas. Under no circumstances, never before and on no account. Do really think using inversions can make you appear to talk posh? This would be particularly ridiculous from me because I’m French and doesn’t speak English fluently.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    Hi Patple,

    Not sure if it sounds posh or just pompous :) Most native speakers don’t use these structures regularly.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

Hi Adam, I got 8 of 9
Thank you very much.

Thursday, April 10th 2014

i got 100%!! man, am i grateful!!!

Thursday, April 10th 2014

    Man, am I surprised!!! I just can´t believe it!

    Congratulations Abhishek!!!

    Regards

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

      thanks Regino :)

      Thursday, May 8th 2014

You are wonderful! very understandable.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thanks! very useful!

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Great lesson.Thank you

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Could you please prepare a lesson with “DO” that goes before the verb. For example: “I DO know your name, Mr. Bilbo Baggins”. What does it means and when it used. Thank you.

Monday, April 14th 2014

    That’s a good idea! “Do” here is used for emphasis when you are replying to a negative statement.

    “You don’t even know my name!” “I DO know your name.”

    – “I’m tired all the time and I don’t know why.”
    – “Have you tried exercising?”
    – “I DO exercise, but it’s not helping.”

    Monday, April 14th 2014

If I hadn’t failed the first one, I’d had them all right. Not only did I fail but I also thought it was too easy…

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Hi Ecoologic,

    If you failed, how was it too easy?

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      thanks Adam, great lesson, I taught it was easy but evidently it was not. that was useful

      Thursday, April 24th 2014

Oh my god i mad a mistake in the last question, its the only one i got wrong hahahaha, loved the video, thanks a lot.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Hi Adam! Sometimes I’m watching NHK World(Japan) and I think they have not good English accent, especially those who isn’t an announcer…I don’t think you’re watching it, but if you know please answer me!(I wanna have a good one!)Thank you again.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

    Hi Katrin,

    Not actually sure what the question is, but I have watched NHK (while I was living in Japan), and you’re right, their accent is not like a native speaker from Canada, for example. But there are so many accents that it isn’t important what the accent is like as long as you can understand what they are saying. English is a global language now, so there is no “right” accent.

    Monday, April 21st 2014

      I like North American accent! Thank you very much!

      Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Thanks for the lesson! I didn’t understand 2 nd sentence. Could you explain

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

100%! Great! More enjoyable than the lesson is the teacher!!! :)

Thank you, Adam!

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Man, are you the best!!! Great lesson, Adam!!! Big fan of yours already…

Friday, April 18th 2014

I got 100/100. thanks Adam

Friday, April 18th 2014

Extremely helpful! Thanks, Mr. Adam. These expressions are actually commonly observed in significant examinations, used especially in multiple choice, trying to confuse each canditate. But its usefulness is not limited to this; on the contrary, you can use inversion when writing formal exercises, like essays. What I also like to point out is the changes that are made in Americal English:

-If I go => Should I go
-If I went => Were I to go
-If I had gone => Had I gone.

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Great job everyone :)

Monday, April 21st 2014

thank you , i’ve got 9/9

Monday, April 21st 2014

Teacher, is it useful! Thank!

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

You are a incredible teacher. How can i learn english?

Thursday, April 24th 2014

thank you my teacher you are as prophet

Thursday, April 24th 2014

Will love to have more video like this cause my grammar really need a boost

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Hi Adam. Yesterday I had a class and we were talking about this structure. It’s very easy to understand it, but it’s not when we need to apply it writing. Maybe our brain is leaded to the more usual structure. I don’t know. Suddenly, after basic levels listening to we should just using inversions for questions, we have to use it in negative/affirmative sentences. I don’t know if you know what I mean. Thanks a lot for this lesson. Márcio

Thursday, May 1st 2014

wow i got 9 points …yes!

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Hi. This is the best lesson of EngVid so far. I needed this subject. I have a question Adam. I read somewhere, “Never would one answer “yes” to this question if he had.. ” and someone said if we use “never” at the beginning of a sentence, you need an inversion. Is that correct? Is that the only reason?

Friday, May 2nd 2014

I really learn a lot. Thanks!

Monday, May 5th 2014

But Adam I have a question, I am learning the UK English, so is it any different with US English? Will it become wrong language once I use in my essay?

Monday, May 5th 2014

    Hi liwoon,

    Our apologies for a late reply. Actually, English is a ‘global’ language. So, there are different versions of it. Basic rules are mostly the same, but yes there are differences in the US and UK English. You won’t be considered wrong if you use UK English, or any other version for that matter, as long as your grammar is correct :)

    regards
    on behalf of EngVid

    Thursday, July 24th 2014

thanks a lot.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

Thank you so much my dear teacher Adam . But iam very confusing with a grammar now.cos. I don’t know how to improve It? even now I don’t have confident. To write A letter for my clients!!??

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

thanks adam, you finally make this lesson. :)

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Could you explain the Participle clauses? I’m having a lot of problem with the use of these sentences and with the difference between present, past and perfect participle.
Thank you! :)

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Adam, you are the best!!!

Sunday, May 11th 2014

thank you for this informative lesson Adam.

Monday, May 12th 2014

thanks Adam for the great effort you have made to make this lesson a real success. I actually have a question that’s not related to this lesson at all but i really need to know the answer since I’m preparing for IELTS now.
the 1st one is: what does “work in pairs” mean?
the 2nd one is: what does “I’ve kept my account in credit” mean? what does in credit mean in this case? by the way i got these two phrases in 1 of the IELTS books. I’d appreciate it if you answered me.

Regards

Monday, May 12th 2014

How to dowload this video sir

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

it is very nice video thanks

Saturday, May 17th 2014

i’ve got 89
good lesson

Saturday, May 24th 2014

These were the issues which I’ve been minded. Great lesson.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

I like using inversions. It sounds more sophisticated. Thanks Adam! I hope you have another video about this. Thanks again

Friday, May 30th 2014

I GOT 100% YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Friday, May 30th 2014

thanks

Saturday, May 31st 2014

thanks. this video is great and could help me !

Saturday, June 7th 2014

YES! I MADE IT 100% THANKS TEACHER

Sunday, June 8th 2014

It was great.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

yeppppiiiiii…..i got 9 correct out of 9…..:)

Sunday, June 15th 2014

If I were you – Were I you…

Thursday, June 19th 2014

So Thank you very much ,engvid what I need good job for all teachers

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

I spent the while morning watching your classes. Very good. Had met personally you if possible it were. Is it right?

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

I do thank you for this usful lesson!

Thursday, June 26th 2014

thanks you, teacher

Friday, June 27th 2014

Hi Adams..

Thanks for the interesting lesson.:):)
I would like to ask a question. Is the following sentence correct??
“Not only you watched the lesson, but you did the quiz as well!”

Friday, June 27th 2014

I have a question!
Should I use inversion in this sentence represented below?
Despite did he lose the race he beat the record.

Monday, July 7th 2014

    Hi Guilherme,

    Inversions are ‘rarely’ used i.e. not in all sentences. A simple sentence would do just fine :)

    you can say, ” ‘Despite’ beating the record, he lost the race”

    ” ‘In spite of’ beating the record, he lost the race”

    “He lost the race, ‘although’ he beat the record”

    “He lost the race ‘even though’ he beat the record”

    hope it helped
    regards
    abhi

    Thursday, July 24th 2014

I’d like to ask a few questions about the Inversion.

Not only did you watch the lesson, but you did the quiz as well. It means that i watched the lesson as well as did the quitz. Am i right?

Not only did Joe pass the test, but he got the highest mark in the class. It means Joe passex the test as well as got the highest mark in the class. Am i right?

Thanks in advance.

Saturday, July 12th 2014

    Hi tzerbas

    Yes, you are right! :) Though i am not sure if it will make a big difference, i’d recommend you put the word ‘also’, between the words ‘he’ and ‘got’, in the second sentence.

    so it will become, “Not only did Joe pass the test, but he also got the highest marks in the class.”

    hope it helped,
    regards
    abhi

    Thursday, July 24th 2014

Thank you Adam.

Friday, July 25th 2014

THANK YOU

Monday, July 28th 2014

ok thanks !!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Ok,I got 89 %. Not bad I think. Thanks Adam.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

It’s great as usual

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Hi Adam! It’s a very useful lesson, I didn’t know this rule! I have to repeat a lot of time this sentence to memorize them!

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

is it a unique lesson guys !
thank you Adam

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Hi. Mr: Adam
really this lesson was good and i like the way of teaching in your students lived all over the world, specially i appreciate the way of prepare lesson plan.
so many thanks when ever you stay

Thursday, September 4th 2014

that was useful video i like it

Friday, September 5th 2014

it was an esay test

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

yessss…! My first test =)

Saturday, October 11th 2014

thank you!it’s a great lesson..

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Hi, Adam! Although “nor” is old fashioned, is it okay if I use it on my TOEFL essay? Thank you!

Thursday, October 16th 2014

I have got 89!!! But it was not easy!!1 Thank you very much

Monday, October 27th 2014

yeah i got it 9 out of 9 for the first time , but there’s a lot to learn from here… thank u adam great job now i am going on for another lesson

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

wow it’s perfect

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Man, am I awesome! I got 8 out of 9 :3

Sunday, November 9th 2014

these are going to come in toefl ……

Monday, November 10th 2014

Thanks Adam, this’ll help me to understand better my books

Friday, November 14th 2014

thank u! Adem for this lesson.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

sad… I falied

Friday, November 28th 2014

Adam, thanks)your lessons are amazing. Every time I get an opportunity to clear some aspects of English.

Sunday, November 30th 2014

:) Thank you, Mr. Adam.

Monday, December 1st 2014

Once again, great lesson.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

When will I have my comment approved?

Will it take long?

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

    Once I get round to it!

    Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Man, is it hepful! Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Hi I am a new student thank you

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

    nice 2 meet U

    Thursday, December 25th 2014

Yahooooooo Yahoooooo i get full score .
Thank you Mr.Adam

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Thanks, Adam! Nice explanation! I got 89!

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Dear Adam
Please don’t use the same sentences which you mentioned in the video before, in your quiz, if you really want to improve your student’s writing skill. By memorizing those sentences every one like me can pass your quiz with 10, but they didn’t really understand the context.
Thanks

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Very interesting!

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thank you so much for your very useful lesson.
I’m really appreciated.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

woo hoo…got 100%. Man, am I good! Had it been more lengthy, I would not have secured 100%!
Sir, I love your accent. I want to have a native accent. Is it okay to have mixed accent(British and American) or should I go for any one of them? Confused..!

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

great I got 9/9
تن ترالا لالم تن تن :D

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Hiii!
And what about “Here I go”?! Is that a wrong expression?!
Thanks a lot! :)

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Have got 100% and it’s very strange while I did not get used to apply such phrasal constructions (except the questions) :) . It is not ever simple to translate them normally to me because they looked unnatural. Thank you for the lesson.

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

I had searched for this topic so long and finally found very good explanation. Thank you very much Adam teacher.

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Dear Adom thank you so much.it is very helpful

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Oh My God, Ada, I got 100. Please check my score here http://prntscr.com/67vdve I really like the way you teach. It is easy but powerful! Thanks, dude

Saturday, February 21st 2015

can u talk more about the detels blz and ur vidoe awseme thank u

Friday, March 6th 2015

i understood very well Adam, thanks. if you have an advice please let me known i have a difficult exam after two days. by and thanks you are the best one for real.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Can you make a lesson about the passive and conditionals. I want these from you not any one else. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

I really like it but I want more practice Adam:)

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Thanks

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

thank you.

I really like it.

Friday, April 3rd 2015

thank you mr. Adam , got 9/9 , man, are you a great teacher

Monday, April 6th 2015

Teacher Adam, another valuable english lesson coming from you…This is a great way to start my day — I still need practice and familiarize myself to use it on my everyday conversation as well as to my writing. I got 8 out of 9.

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

9/9 haha got it ryt!

Sunday, April 19th 2015

Hi Adam! Thanks for teaching in awesome way. My English is not very good because I’m still learning. I’ve been studying English and my last class was about Inversios. You’ve helped a lot because I’ve thought this subject a little bit complicated. I’m from Brazi l and try every day see one video at least to improve my studies. Bye bye.. see you!

Friday, April 24th 2015

“Should you need an advice, call me!”
Not only is that an inversion but also it is a present real conditional, isn’t it?

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Though it was confusing and tricky question.. i did passed the test whew..
Thanks.. Adam.. :)

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

what a nice way to teach. I really enjoy

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thank you for lessons! Very helpful :)

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thans for the lesson. Now I understand why I made a mistake in TOEFL grammar practice test when starting with Should and Had, now I don´t forget it. Thaks a lot ;)

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Thank you Adam!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Thank you Adam! Good lesson, could you make a lesson with the difference between “Be going to”&”will”?

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Can you upload more lessons relate to this topic?

Sunday, July 5th 2015

I got 9/9. Thank you, Mr. Adam ~^o^~

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks Adam for teaching us how to speak as the Master Yoda!!! :)

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Did I not watched this video,I could not learned about “Inversion”. Thank you so much!

Friday, August 21st 2015

It’s nice to learn having a smart and handsome teacher like ADAM.:)

Monday, August 24th 2015

i made all od them right))how deeply can say a grattitude to our DEAR INSTRUCTOR ADAM)

Friday, August 28th 2015

not only have you made a lesson, but also improved my English comprehension.

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Thank you sir, Adam! Your incredible lessons always help me avoid confusions in understanding of some grammar patterns.

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Thank yougood lesson.

Monday, September 14th 2015

IS it possible that inversion may appear twice in a sentence, if it is, could you please give an example? BTW your lesson is extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Good morning James,
I always wonder about the formation of this type of sentences , usually i think its a native speaker style and varies from person to person , now i got a clear picture .
More important your videos are worth valuable.
Thanks

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Hi Adam! I need some help. I’m writing a letter and I would like to know how to connect these 2 clauses with the structure of ‘Not only.. But’
“They don’t listen to me; they don’t respect me”
I tried it, but as the structure starts with NOT, I think I’m too redundant and It sounds odd.
“Not only do they not .., but they don’t.. ” or
” Not only do not they.. , but they don’t”
Any of these is right? Or my last choice that is, “Not do they never listen to me, but they don’t respect me”
I’m more sure of the last one, but I’d like to know If it’s possible with negative form.
I’d be thankful for your answer.
Regards

Saturday, September 26th 2015

I’ve found this lesson very interesting. Your advices are so useful. Thank you.

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Interesting and it is really nice way to increase my understending in English.
any way I’m looking for partners to practice my speaking via skype. so you can find me at luqman_s079@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Man, is it great!
I love the way you teach.
Thank you very much Adam!

Friday, October 23rd 2015

I can’t thank you enough for this lesson Adam as I have an grammar exam tomorrow morning :) I wonder can we use them when speaking ? Should we use them while we are speaking does we sound weird ???

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Wo! Should I learn more about this lesson?

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Hi Adam, I’ve just dicovered this site and wow, it’s fantastic. I love your lessons, they’re very clear, easy to follow and fun! I’m an English teacher and your lessons help me a lot with some specific things and some aspects that only you native speakers know, so thanks a lot!
I’d really appreciate it if you could do something with the word ” research” and its uses because it’s a bit complicated word for non English-speakers. Thanks in advance.

Thursday, November 26th 2015

thanks

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

i got 100 :) thank u mr Adam

Monday, January 18th 2016

Cool! I always like the way you teach; Furthermore, it’s a little warming-up for people who tend to take any TOEFL tests. It’s a little bit tricky, but with a little effort, one can pass it. I made some notes for this video and published your videos under my wordpress page as i like this lesson. Here comes the video https://kidovatov.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/inversion/
Thanks

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

This video helped me a lot, Thanks

Monday, February 1st 2016

Great video !! Tnx mst adam

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Really this lesson is very helpful. Thank u.

Friday, February 5th 2016

Thanks for the useful video,
I just have a question about the sentence ( more important than love is money) can we use this type of sentence in a plural form?for example, more important than education are creativity and recognition capabilities

Saturday, February 6th 2016

Hi, Adam I am so glad in to be learning with you. Thanks so much. I am new here and I need very much your help. Best regards.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Man! I only got 5 out of 9. These lesson has really confused me, i should practice more about this lesson.. thanks adam i learn something new again.. have a nice day…

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

MR. ADAM, YOU said nor is old fashion what’s the new word to use in choices for example neither he’s smart nor nice is this sentence old fashion

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

hi Adam how you are such an amazing teacher that i can not stop watching your videos. as times go i am going to stop going to the school just i wanna follow your teaching 😍😍

Saturday, March 12th 2016

8 out of 10 my first attempt,but I made 10/10 my secount tried.Thank you for your teaching, and I look forward to seeing more English from you.

Monday, March 14th 2016

Man are you the best teacher!

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Thanks very much Adam.

Friday, March 18th 2016

Thank you, Adam! You always make your lessons clear and easy.I’m looking forward to listening to more lessons by you!

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Thank’s Adam. I’m a new member here. N I found this lessen very useful. I was confused about such sentences before but now I get clear insight n I did well in the exercise :-)
God bless.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

thank you very much mr.adam .
it was very useful lesson

Sunday, May 15th 2016

OMG I loved this video ! Very clear and simple ! I will use it in my essay tomorrow thank you!! Btw 9/9 at the quizzzz 😁

Thursday, June 16th 2016

What if I used “As Lucy does” instead of “As does Lucy”???

Sunday, July 10th 2016

Thank you so much Adam. This video really nice & clear..
It is very useful..

Friday, July 15th 2016

thank you so much! I got 9 !

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

I’m very thankful for the quiz and the explication. It helps alot to review the new knowledge.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

What a great lesson! Serendipity! I was looking for a lesson about “fronting” and I figured this out. I didn’t know about INVERSION, now I do.
I’d like you to make a lesson about fronting, would that be possible? Thanks in advance :)
Love your lessons.

Friday, August 19th 2016

great lesson :)

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Thaaaanks I got 9💐💐💐

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

I had one mistake, haha. I thing I should watch the lessen one more time at least.
thank you Adam!

Thursday, October 27th 2016

    thing=think

    Thursday, October 27th 2016

Dear teacher,thank you so much!After listening to your lecture,I got 100.I started to watch your video every day since my friend told me about your excellent lecture.Thank you so much again.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Thanks

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

Hello Adam:

I like your class so much.I want to write something like exercise. May I send you for your review?

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, November 30th 2016
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