Rewrite the sentences using inversion. Startwith the words in brackets . She had only just woken up when the builders arrived.(hardly) the solution is :Hardly had she woken up when the builders arrived. Why is had she and not she had? I wrote the sentence like this : Hardly she had woken up when the builders arrived. Is it bad?
Jul 10, 2015 3:51 PM
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"Hardly she had" just sounds strange. It is because we tend to keep the adverb (hardly) next to the verb (had) that it modifies. Some things also sound clumsy in a language, just because of the way the language has developed.
July 10, 2015
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