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Transposition of words in questions

In English, the following is grammatically correct: Am I going to the cinema today? In contrast, the assertion that this is true is grammatically correct only with the first two words reversed. ...
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Can a VP be defined to include a subject in subject-verb inversion?

In this wiki on "Subject–verb inversion in English", there are two approaches suggested to dealing with subject-verb inversion. (1) Maintaining the traditional subject-predicate division of ...
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Does a main verb undergo inversion in “Has he any shame?”

My undergraduate textbook builds a case to posit separate classes of verbs as lexical, auxiliary, modal in nature. One criterion is how auxiliary and modals (unlike main verbs) undergo inversion but ...