当句首状语为否定词或带否定意义的词语时，一般引起局部倒装。这些词语常见的有：never, not for one minute, no longer, on no account, no more, nowhere else, at no time, hardly, scarcely, rarely, not for nothing等。例如：
Never have I found him in such a good mood.
Only yesterday did he find out that his watch was missing.
以关联连词not only(but also)和so(...that)开头的句子，通常引起局部倒装。例如：
So small was the mark that I could hardly see it.
gaze, glare, gape, peer, stare
We gazed at the rough sea lost in thought.我们凝视波涛汹涌的大海，陷入沉思。
People glared at the man who had assassinated their premier.人们愤怒地瞪着刺杀了他们总理的凶手。
Tourists gaped at the animal keeper feeding meat to the lions.游客们目不转晴地看着饲养员给狮子喂肉。
The detective peered into the room through his binoculars.侦探用望远镜向屋内窥视。
The girl stared at the beggar instead of giving him some money.小女孩冷冷地盯着乞丐，没给他钱。