At no time

mimi2

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vietnam vietnamese
Please explain "at no time"
"At no time did I say I would accept late homework."
Thanks.
 
  • heidita

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    Germany (German, English, Spanish)
    mimi2 said:
    Please explain "at no time"
    "At no time did I say I would accept late homework."
    Thanks.

    At no time here an equivalent of "never"
    using the inversion after the expression.

    You could also say, without inversion,

    I never said that I would accept late homework.

    The inversion is used to give emphasis
     
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