Element FORM/USE: INVERSION
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat subordinated
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can introduce a subordinate clause with inverted 'should/had/were' + subject + verb, in formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example Should you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. (Czech; Czech Republic; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; Pass; 2007)

Had we known that before we could have taken more money with us. (Greek, Greece, C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY, Pass, 2008)

Were I able to travel to any place and time, I would probably choose the Greece of more than two thousand years ago. (Spanish – European, Spain, C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY, Pass 2000)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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