I was wondering whether strange-sounding sentences such as these are grammatically possible.
They advised me to stay, and stay I did
He was ready to travel, and travel he did
The children wanted to eat everything, and eat everything they did
Similarly, is it possible to say:
They have been suggesting that I give a party, and give a party I will
ItÂ´s important to practice, and practice she does
They emphasized the importance of being punctual, and punctual they were
My immediate reaction when I read a similar sentence produced by a student of mine was to think that it was ungrammatical. Still, not being a hundred per cent sure, I read it again, and again, and somehow I had a vague feeling IÂ´d already come across this kind of structure in good books and supposedly reliable sources. Or is this just teacherÂ´s burnout?