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I was wondering if the following sentence was grammatically correct:

"Only now am I sure who is my real friend."

I found it in my grammar book and I am confused. Thanks in advance :)

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    Not really. The subject-auxiliary inversion ("am I") is fine and occurs as a result of fronting the adverb "only". But there should not be inversion in the subordinate interrogative clause, which should be who my real friend is. – BillJ Jun 4 '17 at 12:47
  • ... Fine – and necessary. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 4 '17 at 13:31
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In a comment, BillJ wrote:

Not really. The subject-auxiliary inversion ("am I") is fine and occurs as a result of fronting the adverb "only". But there should not be inversion in the subordinate interrogative clause, which should be who my real friend is.

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