一般情形相对于来说大家比较熟知，但有时候一般疑问句也是属于倒装句的一种，比如：Could you please give me the pen?那么什么情况下会发生部分倒装呢? 只有了解引起倒装的原因，才能更准确地理解句子的含义。
英语的基本语序是“主语+谓语”，这种语序称为陈述句语序或者自然语序(normal word order)，如果把谓语的全部或者一部分置于主语之前，就称其为倒装语序(inverted word oeder),当谓语全部位于主语之前，我们称其为全部倒装(full inversion);当谓语一部分位于主语之前，我们称其为部分倒装(partial inversion)。
There was a mountain.
On the mountain stood a temple.
In the temple lived an old monk.
Basic to any understanding of Canada in the 20 years after the Second World War is the country’s impressive population growth.
Scattered around the globe are more than 100 small regions of isolated volcanic activity known to geologists as hot spots.
At the core of the debate was chairman Gerald Levin, 56, who took over for the late Steve Ross in 1992.
I seldom go to work by bus. (原句)
Seldom do I go to work by bus. (倒装) “我很少乘公共汽车上班。”
You can solve this problem only in this way. (原句)
Only in this way can you solve this problem. (倒装)“只有用这种方法，你才可以解决问题。”
Television is one of the means by which these feelings are created and conveyed and perhaps never before has it served so much to connect different peoples and nations as in the recent events in Europe.
Only recently did linguists begin the serious study of languages that were very different from their own.
So involved with their computers do the children become that leaders at summer computer camps often have to force them to break for sports and games.
1. -Why can’t I smoke here?
-At no time in the meeting-room.
A. is smoking permitted B. smoking is permitted
C. smoking is it permitted D. does smoking permit
2. Not until I began to work how much time I had wasted.
A. didn’t I realize B. did I realize
C. I didn’t realize D. I realize
3. Only if we persist in carrying out the open-door policy achieve greater success in every field.
A. we will B. will we C. we do D. do we