By A. J. Thomson
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E The adverbs away (= off), down, in, off, out, over, round, up etc. can be followed by a verb of motion + a noun subject: Away went the runners. Down fell a dozen apples. Out sprang the cuckoo. Round and round flew the plane. But if the subject is a pronoun it is placed before the verb: Away they went. Round and round it flew. There is more drama in this order than in subject + verb + adverb but no difference in meaning. F In written English adverb phrases introduced by prepositions (down, from.
They not only rob you, they smash everything too. Not only do they rob you, they smash everything too. 'He didn't realize that he had lost it till he got home. Not till he got home did he realize that he had lost it. This switch must not be touched on any account. On no account must this switch be touched. He was able to make himself heard only by shouting. Only by shouting was he able to make himself heard. He became so suspicious that … So suspicious did he become that … Note also that a second negative verb in a sentence can sometimes be expressed by nor with inversion: He had no money and didn't know anyone he could borrow from.
I can't see far. In the affirmative a long way is more usual than far, and a long way away is more usual than far away: They sailed a long way. He lives a long way away. But very far away is possible, and so is so/quite/too + far and far + enough: They walked so far that… They walked too far. We've gone far enough. far can be used with an abstract meaning; The new law doesn't go far enough. You've gone too far! ) far, adverb of degree, is used with comparatives or with too/so + positive forms: She swims far better than I do.