1.一般疑问句和特殊疑问句要倒装 Shall I open the door? 要我开门吗? Can you read this poem in German? 你能用德语朗诵这首诗吗? When will there be lasting peace in the world? 什么时候世界上才能有持久的和平?
2.There be 句型当中。There be 句型表达的意思是："某处有…."。这个句型的主语在谓语动词后面，因此这是倒装语序。 There are not many people who want to read this book. 想看这本书的人不多。 There once lived a pack of wolves in this cave. 在这个洞里曾经住过一群狼。 There happened to be a taxi parked at the gate. 碰巧门口停着一辆出租车。
3.当连词as 表示"虽然、尽管"引导让步状语从句时，句子要倒装，as 相当于though,可以替换。 如： Small as/though the atom is, we can smash it. 尽管原子很小，我们可以击碎它。 Tired as/though he was, he went on working. (=Although he was very tired, he went on working.) 虽然他很累，他还是接着工作。 Cold as/though it was, we went out. 虽然天气冷，我们还是出去了。
4.虚拟语气条件从句中的if 被省略时，要把从句中的were, had 或should 移到主语之前。(if 的省略、倒装只限于从句中有were, had 或should这三个词时。) 例如： If I had been in your place, I wouldn't have given it up so early. =Had I been in your place, I wouldn't have given it up so early. 如果我在你的位置，我不会这样早放弃。 If he were to succeed, the sun would rise from the west. =Were he to succeed, the sun…. 如果他能成功，太阳就会从西边出来。
5.以so开头的，表示"也一样"，"也这样"的句子要倒装。So 用于肯定句，代替上文中的形容词、名词或动词，通常指前面所说的肯定情况也适用于其他人或物。结构是"so + be (do, have 其他助动词或情态动词)+主语"。 如： Production is going up, so is the people's standard of living. 生产不断发展，人们的生活水平也一样。 Society has changed and so have the people in it. 社会变了， 社会上的人也变了。 Coal is under the ground, and so is oil. 煤在地底下，石油也是。