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never sooner, not until, never before.
Limiting adverbials adverbials such as seldom, rarely, hardly,barely,little,or adverbial phrases that contain the word only:only afetr i had a taken the test.
Inversion when these adverbials are used at the beginning of a sentence, the subject and auxiliary verb are inverted: never i have seen anything quiet so breathtaking. the same happens with the verb be: bot only is it one of the oldest cities,it is also one of the most beautiful.in the simple present and simple past .
use do/does or did .
Rarely do we visit that part of town I had hardly arrived home when my phone rang.
=Hardly had I arrived home when my phone rang. They had barely won the match when the coach had a heart attack.
=Barely had they won the match when the coach had a heart attack.
The company had no sooner launched a new product than it went bankrupt.
=No sooner had the company launched a new product than it went bankrupt. LIMITING AND NEGATIVE ADVERBIALS Exercise We have never faced such a challenge!
=Never (before) have we faced such a challenge! We rarely visit that part of town
Rarely do we visit that part of town
Little do they know how lucky they are to live in such a wonderful house.
They know little how lucky they are to live in such a wonderful house. In this type of sentence, the subject + auxiliary word order is inverted.
I have never seen anything quiet so breathtaking
Never have I seen anything quiet so breathtaking
The same thing happens with the verb be
It is not only one of the oldest cities on Earth, but also one of the most beautiful
Not only is it one of the oldest cities on Earth, it is also one of the most beautiful