Inversion of subject and verb

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When the first word of the sentence is a negative, the main verb comes before the subject, as in a direct question. Common negative expressions are: never, hardly, no sooner, scarcely etc.

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Ill and Sick
If I were you
In case and if
If and unless
In spite of
Interesting, interested, exciting, excited etc.
Inversion of subject and verb
Is, am and are
It
It's and its

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