Inverted Syntax: Definition & Examples


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Which part of the sentence typically comes first in English?

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1. When is inverted syntax commonly used?

2. Which of these are reasons to invert an exclamation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your ability to recognize inverted syntax, when it is used and why this technique is employed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The part of a sentence that typically comes first
  • When inverted syntax is commonly used
  • Reasons for inverting an exclamation
  • Examples of auxiliary verbs
  • Why inverted syntax is used in poetry

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding inverted syntax
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast inverted syntax and commonly structured sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses of inverted syntax

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Inverted Syntax: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what inverted syntax is
  • Explain the usual structure of an English sentence
  • Discuss how inverted syntax works
  • Detail how inverted syntax is used in questions and exclamations
  • Indicate the use of inverted syntax in poetry and other creative writings