Not if you go,will i go

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Richard Kook

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Korean-Republic of Korea
Hi I am recently studying English grammar by myself

Today i study the chapter about 'inversion'

and i was wondering if this sentence makes sesne

cos' i have never heard of it in dramas or movies something like that

< Not if you go,will i go> is this sentence grammatically correct??

of course i am studying 'inversion' for now , but to me "if you don't go , i will go" is far more famililar

thanks for reading guys ;)
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Using inversion, this would work: Only if you go will I go (= I will only go on the condition that you go too)
     
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    Richard Kook

    New Member
    Korean-Republic of Korea
    I wonder what example you were basing your own (incorrect) sentence on.

    Not even if you go will I go. The inversion works here, but it isn't common in speech.

    This site contains a lot of useful information about the various kinds of inversion, including nagative inversion.
    Random Idea English: Exploring inversion and fronting

    (crossposted)
    oh hi ;)

    i used this sentence>> <<< I will not go, if you go.>>>>> <<<this one

    i am studying while watching internet lecture

    and the sentence was part of example the lecturer gave me
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    Hi, Richard, We are supposed to write words in full ("because", not "cos'", "you" not "u"...). Note also that the pronoun "I" and the first words of sentences are written in capital letters. :)

    I for one am not sure what you're trying to say in your sentences in #s 1 and 3.
     
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