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Re: English V2

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Friday, March 28, 2003, 14:01

 Joe <joe@...> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elliott Lash"
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: English V2

> And not only is it used with 'wh-questions' and 'not > only' as well as just the negative 'not' but it also > happens with negative words like 'seldom' and 'rarely' > > > I have seen... > Seldom have I seen... > > He was... > Rarely was he.... > > Elliott >
Both of those have a more literary flavour, I would just say 'I have seldom seen', and 'he was rarely' in normal speech. It's still V2, though. ******** And in really poetic usage "ever" with the meaning "always, forever" can do the same thing . . . Ever will I (sing) and soon. . . Soon will I (X) Of course poetry will allow almost anyhting :) Adam