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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  14/OUT/2017 4:37 PM
Assunto:  Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials
 
Mensagem: 
You are welcome, Andrea. We are glad of being of help.

"Sorry about my insisting on that, but I can´t understand why I should invert the second part of the sentence and not the first one."


To me, that would fall into the "convention category"; that is, it´s accepted usage or practice. 
So, all you would have to be aware is that with "not only" (one of the cases, just for comment´s sake) it "inverts" the "signal" of the sentence.    I am making an analogy with Mathematics here.


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Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  AndreaCris  29/SET/2017, 5:02 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  PPAULO  30/SET/2017, 10:35 AM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  Josi  30/SET/2017, 10:39 AM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  AndreaCris  30/SET/2017, 8:35 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  PPAULO  30/SET/2017, 9:27 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  PPAULO  30/SET/2017, 9:30 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  PPAULO  30/SET/2017, 9:35 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  AndreaCris  02/OUT/2017, 11:06 PM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  Ricardo - EMB  03/OUT/2017, 11:42 AM
Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  AndreaCris  06/OUT/2017, 2:12 PM
 Inversion after negative and limiting adverbials  –  PPAULO  14/OUT/2017, 4:37 PM

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