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Inversion for subjunctive (was "Get" passive)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
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.... etc. Charlie


Ina van der Vegt <gijsstrider@...>
Paul Kershaw <ptkershaw@...>