1.Down came the “white only” notices in buses, hotels, trains, restaurants,sporting events, rest rooms and on park benches that once could be foundeverywhere throughout the South.
全句有2个谓语动词：came，could be。其中主句的是：came。按照正常语序句子主干应该是：The “white only” notices… came down.Notices后面的介词短语，作为后置定语修饰notices。介词短语后面还有一个that引导的定语从句修饰notices。为了避免主语部分过于冗长，因而将主谓倒装。
Little did we expect that he would fulfill his task so rapidly.
No sooner do I get one problem settled before another appears.
3.Splendid is the architecture of Manhattan, the heart of the city, withits hundred and more skyscrapers.
全句只有1个谓语动词：is。本句是一个完全倒装句。按照正常语序应该是：The architecture of Manhattan, the heartof the city, with its hundred and more skyscrapers, is splendid.
4.从属连接词 “no sooner..than， scarcely..when, hardly..when”等表示“一…就…”概念时，且“nosooner, scarcely，hardly’’置于旬首时，引起部分倒装。此结构中的谓语动词用“过去完成时(从句)+过去时(主句)"
Hardly had he arrived when she heard the telephone ring.
No sooner had we gone home than it began to rain heavily.
5.Worse perhaps was the idea of Saturday afternoon cricket; most of myfriends would be enjoying leisure at that time.
全句有2个谓语动词：was和would be。整句话由两个简单句构成，其中第一个简单句是一个完全倒装句，按照正常语序应该是：The idea ofSaturday afternoon cricket was perhaps worse。
Should it rain tomorrow, I shall stay at home.
Were I you,1 wouldn’t buy this book.
7.Only when he has lost his way does he realize that he wasn’t carefulenough to make sure that he really did understand.
全句有4个谓语动词：has，does realize，wasn’t和did understand.。其中主句的是：doesrealize。本句话是以only开头的强调句，其所强调的是when引导的条件状语从句。第一个that引导的是realize的宾语从句。第一个that引导的是makesure的宾语从句。
8.Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government withoutnewspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment toprefer the latter.
结构 全句有3个谓语动词：were，should have和should hesitate。其中主句的是：shouldhesitate。本句是一个条件式虚拟倒装句。前半部分是一个if引导的条件状语从句，按照正常语序为：If it were left to me todecide…。whether引导的是decide的宾语从句。
So fast did he run that I couldn’t keep up with him.
So loudly did he speak that students at the back heard him clearly.