Inversion for emphasis

Henry Kwiziq community member

Inversion for emphasis

Hello! I was wondering how to translate an inversion from English into French. For example, the English 'I left early, so bad was the party'. Could you use an inversion and say 'Je suis parti tôt, si mauvaise était la fête'? Or something more like 'Je suis parti tôt, tant la fête était mauvaise'. 

Thank you very much

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The second option you mention sounds good to me. The first one sounds fishy.

Henry Kwiziq community member

Thank you very very much!

Inversion for emphasis

Hello! I was wondering how to translate an inversion from English into French. For example, the English 'I left early, so bad was the party'. Could you use an inversion and say 'Je suis parti tôt, si mauvaise était la fête'? Or something more like 'Je suis parti tôt, tant la fête était mauvaise'. 

Thank you very much

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