Rewrite the sentences to make them more emphatic.

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May 6, 2017 17:40
Rewrite the sentences to make them more emphatic.

1.) I had just sat down when the train left.
No sooner had I sat down than the train left.

2.) I didn't realize my mistake until years later.
Not until years later did I realize my mistake.

3) We had never seen such magnificent scenery.
Never had we seen such magnificent scenery.

4.) They not only disliked her, but they also hated her family.
Not only did they dislike her family, but they also hated her family.

5.) We only understood what he had really suffered when we read his autobiography.
Only when we read his autobiography did we understand what he had really suffered.

6.) We had just started to eat when we heard someone knocking at the door.
Hardly had we started to eat when we heard someone knocking at the door.

7.) I have rarely read such a badly written novel.
Rarely have I read such a badly written novel.

8.) We did not put down our tools and rest until the sun set.
Not until the sun set did we put down our tools and rest.

9.) The hotel room was not only depressing, but it was cold as well.
Not only was the hotel room depressing, but it was cold as well.

10.) They only lit the fire when it was unusually cold.
Only when it was unusually cold did they light the fire.

11.) Shortly after he had gone to sleep there was a knock on the door.
No sooner he had he gone to sleep than there was a knock on the door.

12.) I only realized the full scale of the disaster when I watched the six o'clock news.
I watched the six o'clock news. Only then did I realize the full scale of the disaster.

13.) I had only just destroyed the evidence when the police arrived.
Scarcely had I destroyed the evidence when the police arrived.

14.) He has never regretted the decision he took on that day.
Never has he regretted the decision he took that day.

15.) I spoke to the manager and the problem was sorted out.
Only when I spoke to the manager was the problem sorted out.


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