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CAE / CPE Inversion Transformations

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Rarely DO we sit down as a family to eat dinner together.
We rarely sit down as a family to eat dinner together.

Rarely..................................
No sooner HAD WE sat down to start eating THAN somebody's phone rang.
As soon as we sat down to start eating somebody's phone rang.

No.................................
On no account SHOULD/MUST YOU stick your head out of the window while the train is moving.
You shouldn't stick your head out of the window while the train is moving.

On...........................
No sooner HAD THE RACE started THAN it began to rain.
As soon as the race started it began to rain.

No......................
Never before HAVE I read such a boring book.
I have never read such a boring book before.

Never before...........................................
At no time MUST THIS DOOR be left open.
This door must not be left open at any time.

At no time......................................
Under no circumstances MUST CHILDREN be left unattended.
Children must not be left unattended under any circumstances.

Under no.............................................
Only when the man's wife came forward and told them everything DID THEY catch him.
The police only caught the man when his wife came forward and told them everything.

Only when...................................................
Not until the very last page IS the identity of the murderer revealed.
The identity of the murderer is not revealed until the very last page.

Not until.......................................................
Never again WOULD HE play in front of a live audience
He would never play in front of a live audience again.

Never..................................................................
Hardly HAD SHE sat down to watch her favourite program WHEN the phone rang.
She had hardly sat down to watch her favourite program when the phone rang.

Hardly.............................................
Only when someone complained at reception DID THEY realise that the painting had been hung upside down.
They only realised the painting had been hung upside down when someone complained at reception.

Only when..................................................
Under no circumstances WILL YOU be allowed to enter the auditorium once the play has started.
You will not be allowed to enter the auditorium under any circumstances once the play has started.

Under..............................................
Not since John went to the theme park as a child HAD HE enjoyed himself so much.
John had not enjoyed himself so much since he went to the theme park as a child.

Not.......................................................
Seldom / rarely HAS A FILM won as many awards as this one did today.
Few films have won the number of awards that this one did today.

Seldom / rarely.............................
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