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396 COMMENTS

I loved the video and learnd more

Mayraalejandra.montenegro.5

    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.

    Regino

      Hi Regino,

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

      Adam

    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!).

    Eireen

      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

      Regino

      Welcome Eireen :)

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

      Adam

    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?

    armine3465

very interesting!

IWannaLearnEnglish

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

Eric@

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

mackmnk

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!!!!!!

fathy elmalt

    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

    abhishek1995

      Good job Abhishek :)

      Adam

      thank you deeply for your help:)
      it really helps

      fathy elmalt

    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.

    Adam

      it is very clear , thank you adam

      fathy elmalt

      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!!!!!

      fathy elmalt

      thanks Adam and Abhishek :)

      goodman33

thanks for useful video!

AnandaMaya

I’ve never heard about this.

kulanata

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

    innocent khan

Thanks Teacher, I got 78/100!

anselmo

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

RodrigoCB

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

verin

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

asm towhid

Hi,
I got 9 correct out of 9.

Sabuhi

    thank you

    Sabuhi

    You r very intelligent.

    Abdul Qayum

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

Keempol Dimaranan

Thanks got only 44%.

Abdul Qayum

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

masina6

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

Matilda03

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

    Matilda03

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

      Regards

      Regino

    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.

    Renebon

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. :)

Annaluh

    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. :-)

    Matilda03

      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.

      Regino

    Hi Annaluh,

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

    Adam

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?”

Anastasia

    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.

    Regino

    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.

    Adam

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 :)

Happy04

Thanks. This lesson is a precious pearl :)

byte

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

aiace

sad, im 44%

iamconey

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

maria717

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

katapo

Thanks Adam, great lesson,

JESUS BLESS YOU>>>

tiagoamericoo

9/9 Thanks Adam.

sasha11

Thank You or great resource for my studying!

Kokoshka

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.

morfik

    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.

    MsLuda

      Ты читала кто он такой!!!

      KATRIN777

        Нет, а кто он такой?

        MsLuda

          группа поддержки

          KATRIN777

      I also had this question. Thanks for answering!

      Zero10

    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.

    Adam

100% Thanks Adam.

CedomirP

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.

Atef

    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!

    Matilda03

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

      Atef

      No need to be sorry Matilda– perfect answer.

      Adam

    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.

    Adam

thank you so much

BaoChau

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

Emanuela

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

Brga

    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’.

    abhishek1995

    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.

    Adam

i got 7 out of 9 not bad

jullett

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

Best regards,
TN

tnguyen867

    Thank you Tnguyen :)

    Adam

Thanks very much, Adam.

adalberto75

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.

Muhammad Ihsan

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

phucnguyen2k

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

MANISH

thank you sir!

haythamhashim

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,

vishal1234

    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.

    Adam

    Here is a take by an Indian for an Indian:

    The Hindi equivalents of the infinitive verb “to be” are several and that may be the reason for your confusion. “honaa,”karnaa,’ ‘rakhnaa’ are all interchangeably used.

    “Mein chaahataa hoon aap samay par hon.”

    I want you to be punctual.

    “Iss valve ko hameshaa bandh rakhnaa hai.”

    This valve is to be always closed.

    “Kaam ke baad desk ko saaf karnaa hai.”

    The desk is to be cleaned after work.

    Hum chaahatey hein ki woh uskee ‘maid of honor’ hon.

    We want her to be her maid of honor.

    We generally use ‘to be’ whenever the situation presents itself in the future. That is why you see them in your instructions/manuals/instruction manuals.
    1) Follow karnaa hai.
    2) Preamble… honaa hai.
    3) Shafts.. karnaa/honaa/rakhnaa hai.
    4)Jo MDFs install honaa hai, usme telephone…
    5)DG set aisey install honaa hai jissey ki…
    6)Here, it is past tense and so, “paaye gaye.”
    7) See above
    8) Great men…aksar hotey hein/huaa karte hein.
    9) Same as 8
    10) See above.

    Let me know if this helps.

    AS0202

I got 9/9. I appreciate your effort.

brightup

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

inviknik

    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.

    Adam

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

      inviknik

Thank you wery much Adam, wonderful lesson as always.

Greetings from Macchu Picchu – Peru

Dorian Garcia

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!

IvanCha

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

dunaksa

Man,love I your lessons! :d

junayedriy

    :) thanks Junayedriy.

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

    Adam

Thank you very much!

inspiramentum

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

yannsoares

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.

nancho

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

ody joly

Very interesting lesson. Thanks a lot Adam!!

filippophilip

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

Stensio

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

sebastian2013

    Hi Sebastian,

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

    Hope that helps

    Adam

oh! It means “if”

sebastian2013

Man, is this lesson great.

marinella63

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!

henry19

    Hi Henry,

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

    Adam

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?)

KATRIN777

    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.

    Adam

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

      KATRIN777

        Hi Katrin,

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

        Adam

          I’ll be waiting. Thank You!

          KATRIN777

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

koubalondon

Thanks Adam. This lesson is very useful.

sham5

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

noneego

Hello! Engvid Administration,
Please consider my request.

vishal1234

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

    abhishek1995

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

Jorge Pedroso

    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!!!

    Regino

      Thanks for your advice, Regino

      Jorge Pedroso

      …correction “…start all over again”

      Regino

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

    Adam

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!!!

KATRIN777

    Adam,how is OK? Looking or Watching movie…

    KATRIN777

      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!!!

      Regino

        when you’re talk about movies…

        KATRIN777

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

          KATRIN777

        Good job Regino :)

        Adam

      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.

      Adam

        Thank You Adam!

        KATRIN777

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

Miramis

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

nahedh

    Hi Nahedh,

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

    Adam

      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 :)

      rituelidaeli

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%.

LuisMoreno

By the way, I forgot to write

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LESSON AGAIN

The very best regards for you ;-)

LuisMoreno

    My pleasure Luis

    Adam

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

menimE

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

chinhchinh

    Hi Chinhchinh,

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

    Adam

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

Shakir444

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

Regino

    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?

    Adam

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

jerika20

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

gemmah

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

Janilza

    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

    Regino

      Thanks for the kind words, Regino!
      See you!

      Janilza

Thank you for your lesson.

bummia

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

Najara

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

Pawel76

    Hi Pawel,

    Can you give me some examples?

    Adam

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!

MsLuda

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

    Adam

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

rajpal90

    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.

    abhishek1995

      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. :)

      Damean

        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.

        abhishek1995

      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. :)

      Damean

      Well done :)

      Adam

    Hi Rajpal,

    Abhishek’s answer is right on.

    Adam

      thank you, sir :) i tried.

      abhishek1995

I got 100% :D thx

jijoue

    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!!!

    Regino

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 ?

Zhaoyi57

    Hi Zhaoyi,

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

    Does that help?

    Adam

      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 ?

      Zhaoyi57

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

        engVid

      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.

      Zhaoyi57

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.

patple13

    Hi Patple,

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

    Adam

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

m0dy

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

abhishek1995

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

    Congratulations Abhishek!!!

    Regards

    Regino

      thanks Regino :)

      abhishek1995

You are wonderful! very understandable.

andreanerino

Thanks! very useful!

wen.wen

Great lesson.Thank you

Farzanehkazemi

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.

Nerius

    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.”

    engVid Moderator

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…

ecoologic

    Hi Ecoologic,

    If you failed, how was it too easy?

    Adam

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

      ecoologic

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.

eramires

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.

KATRIN777

    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.

    Adam

      I like North American accent! Thank you very much!

      KATRIN777

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

Worldwide

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

Thank you, Adam!

Sally S

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

Raul1987

I got 100/100. thanks Adam

KenTran

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.

TAS.TE

Great job everyone :)

Adam

thank you , i’ve got 9/9

adnew

Teacher, is it useful! Thank!

arielk

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

Ahmedmujibur

thank you my teacher you are as prophet

yacine-sweden

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

giligulu

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

Marcio de Moraes

wow i got 9 points …yes!

juliabale

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?

thisisme

I really learn a lot. Thanks!

liwoon

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?

liwoon

    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

    abhishek1995

thanks a lot.

Rasho

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!!??

susannguyen

thanks adam, you finally make this lesson. :)

Saiful Anwar

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! :)

allenotna

Adam, you are the best!!!

lucasmello

thank you for this informative lesson Adam.

cupil27

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

ahmedmuwafaq

How to dowload this video sir

thejomar

it is very nice video thanks

galip kahya

i’ve got 89
good lesson

Rohi Mpiana

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

yzab

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

maybelledegala

I GOT 100% YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

myousaf

thanks

Ahmed M. Abu Nimer

thanks. this video is great and could help me !

merchant123

YES! I MADE IT 100% THANKS TEACHER

nije

It was great.

Lenisha

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

haseena9409

If I were you – Were I you…

xxzfrxx

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

goodman33

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

Marywisdom

I do thank you for this usful lesson!

Virginia75

thanks you, teacher

khtiendung

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!”

nrban

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

Guilherme Wallace

    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

    abhishek1995

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.

tzerbas

    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

    abhishek1995

Thank you Adam.

Koosha

THANK YOU

SOUSSI

ok thanks !!

karimboulami

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

alpido24

It’s great as usual

yytyyt

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!

Holdino

is it a unique lesson guys !
thank you Adam

samar7

    It sure is Samar7. Inversion is a grammar pattern not that easy to grasp, if you ask me.

    See you round!

    Regino

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

asha a.mohamed

that was useful video i like it

rahmat505

it was an esay test

teacheryucel

yessss…! My first test =)

redl

thank you!it’s a great lesson..

argel1987

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

julesfranchitto

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

larysa6165

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

mkevin183

wow it’s perfect

happy

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

arning

these are going to come in toefl ……

amirata

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

Zurdo750

thank u! Adem for this lesson.

mister

sad… I falied

ttenaj

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

tatius

:) Thank you, Mr. Adam.

Shada Yasmine

Once again, great lesson.

Sonia1234

When will I have my comment approved?

Will it take long?

Sonia1234

    Once I get round to it!

    engVid Moderator

Man, is it hepful! Thanks a lot!

Glau Wertz

Hi I am a new student thank you

Minaghader

    nice 2 meet U

    evil666live

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

Hala Hmd

Thanks, Adam! Nice explanation! I got 89!

Worldwide

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

evil666live

Very interesting!

Yakushina

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

Koichi

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..!

Ravi

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

NADA SOUBH

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

vasedraz

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.

another7

Thank you.

Nadir

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

Ienbergen

Dear Adom thank you so much.it is very helpful

Resmi George

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

kido

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

asoomy.1993

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.

alba sula

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

alba sula

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

Manina 017

Thanks

Ravinath

thank you.

I really like it.

samisallam6

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

OmarBr

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.

englishtime1980

9/9 haha got it ryt!

kerrjett

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!

Allyne Grell

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

Konstantin

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

abraham richard

what a nice way to teach. I really enjoy

abubakaramu

Thank you for lessons! Very helpful :)

Klepa

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 ;)

CatherinneEsp

Thank you Adam!!!!!!

ArturoElias25

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

Laurentiu

Can you upload more lessons relate to this topic?

layseakhy

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

Kim Yunari

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

amuri

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

Hye-jin

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

jaseen

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

farizrzayev

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

ZacharyRyabokon

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

JN joniad

Thank yougood lesson.

Bahadorzadehalraisi

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!

Aiger

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

sbceo

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

brenahir

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

a16c

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

Wardiyanto Simbala

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

Okky

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 ???

Kadir

Wo! Should I learn more about this lesson?

San M.

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.

Laura77

thanks

musabali

i got 100 :) thank u mr Adam

azzero

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

kido

This video helped me a lot, Thanks

FernandoMatias

Great video !! Tnx mst adam

Lovely aya

Really this lesson is very helpful. Thank u.

rajasri

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

Nasrrin

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.

maria madalena tavares da silva

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…

Ryan18

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

AdnanAli1901

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 😍😍

Aysunyldrm

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.

Tammyjang1

Man are you the best teacher!

mehrad rad

Thanks very much Adam.

cristianpodda

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

Janetxu

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.

Tetin

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

Saif.A.A

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 😁

Kiraxa

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

Abb

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

salimraza

thank you so much! I got 9 !

undawanida

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

Joyce19

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.

Hillgp

    Hi Hillgp. I read your comment on this lesson, but I do not quite get your request. A lesson about fronting?

    Hope you do not mind, but could you please explain a little bit more this to us? Thanks in advance.

    Bye for now.

    Regino

great lesson :)

asienka93

Thaaaanks I got 9💐💐💐

Rathya22

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

moharamdehghan

    thing=think

    moharamdehghan

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.

Shu Hua Chen

Thanks

Puspajee

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.

Areliana

thank you a lot for this lesson!

Katherine01

inversions are lovely. Were there more of who like it, the world would be a far nicer place

delphoi44

Man, is it easy!

Lorcy Gabriel

which one is correct and why? “On no account should you be absent from your seminar” or “On no account you should be absent from your seminar”. I had applied for a job as an English teacher and I was unable to answer this question in a test today. Can you help me teacher? thanks

babydoMichaelJackson

Hello, Sir, this is a great lesson. I have been following your video teachings to learn English. Thank you so much. May you healthy and happy every day.

noneego

Thanks a lot Adam. I got 9 precises out of 9 by means of your lesson :)

mr.muratcan

Well,I got 9 correct out of 9. This means a lot to me. Thank you Teacher Adam. You are the best !

NazilaNasirli

I did 9 out of 9. Wow!

Darcy2016

omg!well, don’t know I, but it’s realy difficult for my toung to say it that way))))

Evgeniya

    anyway, thank’s, Adam, interesting and smth new for me))

    Evgeniya

    tongue((

    Evgeniya

Not only did I watch the video but I also did the Quiz. Thank you Mr. Adam

Bismark Soedzede

Great lesson Adam.

moses11

AHHHHHH! It’s so hard!!! tnx for the lesson anyway Adam Sensei!

Mrs.HatakeJess61

I got 7 correct out of 9. :)

phearintuy

Thank you Sir.Adam. This lesson is very clear so that I got a perfect score.

23sexy10

Thank you Adam

Tyrion

Thanks. I got 9. Not only does Adam teach properly, but also speak as much fast as ordinary people in order to pupils notice his lesson.

Rezajohn

Thank u very much ,to my mind , that is very useful lesson !

Abdulpatakhov

adam! Your tests are tricky!

Mikesyndrom

Hi Adam! Your lessons are really great! I have a question and I would be really thankful if you could help me out… Are inversions the same thing as formal conditionals? What are the differences between these two topics and if they are different, could you make a lesson about formal conditionals please? It would be amazing, thank you in advance!

Jackiie-93

When Should we use this form of writing? To emphasize something that we want to tell?
Thank you so much.

Aung Aung Aung

Hello, dear Teacher Adam,

Please, I’d really need a lesson, full of pieces information about the “Interrogatives and tags” including the “sub-aux inversion + / or do-insertion”

Thanks a million for providing us a lesson such as this one…

sincerely, soon!!

AurelWeb

Man,i got 9/91!!!
Tank you Adam!

Beatrice

Thank you so much Mr

sefri imanuel

Great lesson ! Not only it
helped me with the inversion but also involve me in advanced grammar in order to be able to take my next exam.
Thank you Adam

natss

Not only did you teach but also you allowed me to perfect it,thanks for the great lesson!

Shisui

i got 100%
YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER

ALKEBSEE

UNDER ON CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU STOP TEACHING US

ALKEBSEE

as always …. very good material :)

Daro1975

hi Adam Im so happy to find this site fantastic

najmeh1991

Hello Adam,

I really like the way which you teach in. Thank you for inversion; I really appreciate it.

Manvir

Thanks a lot 👍🙌🙌 but I’ve a question can I ask ?

Negarrr

Han I known your videos are such interesting, I’d have start watching them a long time ago!

MatinKariminia

Thanks

Belisiario

Adam, thank you for the lesson. quick question:

Can I use the negative forme of the verb in the inversions?
Ex: Not only didn’t he help me but also pretended he did.

If it is correct, could you give more few examples with negative form?

Vechin C Felipe

    *form

    Thank you!!

    Vechin C Felipe

Thank you Adam I used to confused after reading such type of sentence and wonder are they correct . but made it easy for me.Thanks once again.

engvidmukesh

Yessss got 100. Thanks Adam!

rikaprana

Hi Adam, I have a problem with these exercise, and I don´t know how to do it. I´ve to use ( there and bound)
” they are likely to react badly to the news”
” Many experts believe that the Maya cilization was destroyed by a plague”. (Have)

thanks!!!!

jairo engvid

Thanks Mr. Adam!

Alex-1956

hi please i want answere to this question :
what difference between ;
if i dye my hair red, i’ll look crazy
if i dyed my hair red, i’d look crazy
if i had dyed my hair red, i’d have looked crazy

fayda hamdini

Thank you so much Adam for sharing such good lesson.
Keep it up.
People are waiting for more engvid

Haitham-74

Not only did I watched the lesson and did the quiz, but I also got 100% in the last one.

AnittaRodrigues

This lesson ledson is really what i needed,cuz i had always been taught that subject comes first, but i was confused later reading books, for example Jackal, where such inversion emerged all the time. Thanks Adam for excellent explanation!

Zenny

Ledson is just a word that was inserted accidentaly!

Zenny

I love this practice a lot

dwslaaaaa

Thank you Adam. I got 8/9 but I still not familiar with this kind of sentence structure. I will keep trying.

huynhbeti

Good practice session, but I still made a mistake as one very simple question appeared a bit tricky!

Sepik

Hello Adam,
I like the way you clear the confusion in learning something.
By the way, I am still confused at one situation.
Can we use inversion with passive structure?
I.e, Had I not been bestowed upon the blessings of you gurus, i wouldn’t have reached wher i am now.

Kane solo

Thank you Adam…..This site is awesome!

Amjad mak

Thanks sir

Kahled

Hi Adam tanks I got 8

samanjafary

thank you

afatbanjum

Thank you. They are always confusing as I don’t encounter them often. It is my second time watching but I still feel it is new to me. I am sure I will watch it again when fading.

misogun

BBC today: Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Lysol and Dettol, said “under no circumstance” should its products be injected or ingested.
It’s interesting to find examples from the lesson.

Nusia

Thanks Adam for this great lesson.

nancy61

here’s how it works.
tnx Adam

ho3n

Hi Adam, I learned inversion how could we apply in our daily works. So I would like to thank you again. But I didn’t get exactly how to use Having + V3 form and Having been + V3. So could you help me to understand what it is and how to use it correctly.
Regards

Shreepepe

This is helpful. Thank you so much. I’ve got 9/9.

John Mark Tapiador

Awesome video..

Raj Ind
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