Inversion for subjunctive (was "Get" passive)
|Date:||Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 13:36|
> > 2009/2/23 Paul Kershaw <ptkershaw@...>:
> > 5d. ?I've a cold.
> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> Constructions like 5d are said to be more common in Rightpondia.
> (Similarly with "Have you a pen?".)
Seeing this construction reminded me that I frequenly omit "if" and put
the verb first.
1. Were I to tell you what I know....
2. Had I but known....