I still think the order of words in the OA is not appropriate. The answer B should be corrected as follows: "any other city does". Correct me if I'm wrong, please!
You have a good question. I think I can help you a bit.
The grammar of B is correct. This is "inversion
" used in comparison
. You can put auxiliary verb
before noun, if want to emphasize the verb.
CORRECT: You speak
English better than I speak/do
CORRECT: You speak
English better than do
WRONG: You speak
English better than speak
I (speak is not auxiliary verb)
Hope it helps.
Thank you for your explanation. So there are still some inversions that I should learn more.
In fact, I have just found this useful article about 18 types of subject/verb inversion.
Hope that it's helpful for people like me
1. neg intro
Never do I sleep.
Only at night can I study.
In no way could I help you with your Japanese grammar question.
I believe that only rarely will I need your help.
Not until I got home did I realize that my shoes were untied.
2. intro adverbial
Into the room ran the lady.
First comes love, then comes marriage.
After A comes B, then comes C, next comes D.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
3. intro –ed
Found in San Francisco is Lombard Street, the so-called crookedest street in the world.
Lost among the old tables and chairs was the priceless Victorian desk.
Located between San Francisco and Marin County is the Golden Gate Bridge.
Cheetahs run faster than do antelopes.
You speak Chinese better than do I.
Jessica is more interested in Computer Science than is Benjamin.
5. intro comparative
Bigger than an apatosaur is the blue whale.
More important than your personal statement is your GPA.
No less impressive than the invention of the laser was the development of the wheel.
Megumi is from Japan, as is Sato.
So-eun wants to leave early today, as does Oi.
If thrown into the water, camels can swim, as can cats.
7. so… that…
So happy was I that I bought flowers for everybody in class.
So quickly did she leave that we did not even realize was gone.
So rarely does a comet appear visible to the naked eye that when one does, it is considered a major event.
8. had, should, were for if-clauses
Had I remembered Tomomi's birthday, she wouldn’t be mad at me now.
Note that the word if does NOT appear in the clause when inversion is used:
Had I remembered = If I had remembered
Should you need a hand, I will be more than happy to help you.
Should you need a hand = If you should need a hand
Were I you, I think I would study more for your exam tomorrow.
Were I you = If I were you
9. there is, there are, there exists, there comes, etc.
There is a good restaurant nearby.
There comes a time in every person’s life when she realizes that she is responsible for her own happiness, not other people.
Scientists hypothesize that there exists a certain type of particle that can travel faster than the speed of light.
10. here is, here are, here comes, here come
Here is some good food for you to try.
Here are the books that I don’t need anymore.
Here comes the bus!
11. intro -ing
Burning out of control was the forest located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Coming in last in the race was Joe "Elephant Legs" Blow.
Not helping the situation was little Susie, who was throwing newspaper on the spreading fire.
Boy am I hungry.
Is it ever hot in here!
Do you know how to cook!
13. the bigger, the better
The closer an object is to another object, the greater is the gravity between the two objects.
Is this the last example?
Do you enjoy reading these lists?
Are we finished yet?
15. "story speech"
“I think it’s time to go,” said Susan.
“It’s time for you, but not for me,” replied Gary.
“Maybe we should collect our thoughts for a moment,” commented Lany.
No one has volunteered for the job, nor do we expect anyone to volunteer in the future.
Hok-ming cannot speak Portuguese, nor can José speak Cantonese.
The zoo regulations will not permit you to touch the animals, nor would most people advise you to do so.
17. "so do I"/ "neither do I."
“So do I.”
“So can Terry.”
“Neither do most people I know.”
18. intro adjective
Beautiful beyond belief was my baby daughter.
Happy about their acceptance into their dream schools were Lany and Tomo.
Quick and painless will be your medical procedure.