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Inversion in Conditionals

Using subject-verb inversion, rewrite the sentences without changing the meaning of the
sentences printed before them.
Example:
If you were to interview the Prime Minister, what would you ask?
Were you to interview the Prime Minister, what would you ask?
1. If you see John, please give him my best regards.
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2. If you were to earn a huge salary, what would you do with the money?
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3. If he hadnt squandered all his savings, he wouldnt be poor now.
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4. If she were to get wind of the situation, she would definitely be devastated.
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5. If you need assistance, please let us know.
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6. If he is accepted for the job, he will go out and celebrate.
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7. If I hadnt chosen to learn English, I wouldnt be doing this exercise right now.
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8. If it hadnt been so strange, I would have remembered it.
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9. If I were in your shoes, I would tell her the truth.
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10. If he were promoted, his salary would double.
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E.S.Ping 2007

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aexe3.pdf

A3
GrammarNet
Gramtica da Lngua Inglesa
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Inversion in Conditionals

Using subject-verb inversion, rewrite the sentences without changing the meaning of the
sentences printed before them.
Example:
If you were to interview the Prime Minister, what would you ask?
Were you to interview the Prime Minister, what would you ask?
1. If you see John, please give him my best regards.
Should you see John, please give him my best regards.
2. If you were to earn a huge salary, what would you do with the money?
Were you to earn a huge salary, what would you do with the money?
3. If he hadnt squandered all his savings, he wouldnt be poor now.
Had he not squandered all his savings, he wouldnt be poor now.
4. If she were to get wind of the situation, she would definitely be devastated.
Were she to get wind of the situation, she would definitely be devastated.
5. If you need assistance, please let us know.
Should you need assistance, please let us know.
6. If he is accepted for the job, he will go out and celebrate.
Should he be accepted for the job, he will go out and celebrate.
7. If I hadnt chosen to learn English, I wouldnt be doing this exercise right now.
Had I not chosen to learn English, I wouldnt be doing this exercise right now.
8. If it hadnt been so strange, I would have remembered it.
Had it not been so strange, I would have remembered it.
9. If I were in your shoes, I would tell her the truth.
Were I in your shoes, I would tell her the truth.
10. If he were promoted, his salary would double.
Were he to be promoted, his salary would double.

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aexe3.pdf