Advanced Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> A look at some inversion structures such as "Never have I...", "Rarely did he..." and so on.

Inversion Structures


Use an inversion structure to rewrite the following sentences. Sometimes a prompt is given which you should use.

  1. Never have I seen such a large audience for a political conference.
  2. Rarely does he make speeches if there are no TV cameras around.
  3. Under no circumstances can we accept the latest government pay offer.
  4. No sooner had he started to address the audience than the protesters began shouting.
  5. Not only has he lost control of unemployment, but he also lied to Congress.
  6. Only when the police arrived in large numbers did the demonstration stop.
  7. Hardly had the election campaign finished when the government's luck began to change very quickly. Premium

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