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I know that, "If he should ask about me, ..." can be inverted into, "Should he ask about me, ..." But I am not sure if it works to invert, "If I could fly, I would ..." into, "Could I fly, I would ...?"

Thank you.

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    It's a bit quaint, but legit. – Hot Licks May 22 at 12:00
  • 'Could I but fly, I would' sounds like the authentic quaint version. – Edwin Ashworth May 22 at 13:33

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