Was it not his Self, his small, fearful and proud Self, with which he had wrestled for so many years, but which had always conquered him again, which appeared each time again and again, which robbed him of happiness and filled him with fear? Was it not this which had finally died today in the wood by this delightful river?
Would you please in a more readily way tell me if I have properly explain the following?
From my point of view, such a usage of using the adverb not-- that is, after subject-- shows emphasis or the context is literary. S, the following could mean the same thing:
does not he go there?
does he not go there?
The specific question: what is the difference between the following, and would you refer me to a accredited-- autharetive-- site in order that I could get it better?
was it not something...?
was not it something...?
Thanks in advance