- It is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, generally for emphasis or special effect.
- It makes a sentence sound striking or unusual.
- It also sounds quite formal. Sentences with inversion are less common in ordinary English.
If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you surely noticed Sheldon’s use (and abuse) of inversions. Here’s a link on one of his inversions with ‘nor’.
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