Questions about Inversions - Inverted Word Order
I have some questions about inverted word order in sentences.
I understand that we some times invert the word order of sentences in English for emphasis or added "effect" per se.
1. Are there any particular circumstances or types of sentences where this would be likely to occur, or perhaps only occur?
2. Are there any other reasons for doing this other than the one I stated so far?
3. If one's first language is English, inverting sentences might come rather easy. Are there any particular rules with regards to inverted word order that a student of English could use in order to gain an understanding of how this is done in the correct way?
1. Could anyone offer a grammatical type explanation for the following example of inverted word order?
2. Also, could anyone please say if "than" and "when" can be used interchangeably in the following example? And if so, is there a grammatical explanation or some sort of reason for it?
As soon as Emily put the phone down it rang again.
No sooner did Emily put the phone than it rang again.
No sooner did Emily put the phone down when it rang again.
All answers to, and comments about this "question" of inverted word order would be appreciated.