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English is taught as a strict Subject–Verb–Object, but I have seen quite a few exceptions to this rule. I noticed that I really enjoy such exceptions; one of my favourite ones is this phrase:
– Off you go!
And off she went.
This probably can be understood as "moving a word to the beginning as a way to emphasise". In this case the Subject is right next to the opening word. Other examples of Subject having the second place would be (sorry, no good quotes come to mind in this hour, so I'm half-googling them, half-making these up and so may be making mistakes):
Usually I didn't wonder at all whether spaghetti could talk.
Rich as you may be, you can't buy sincere friends.
There're other possibilities, however, with the Verb remaining on the second place:
Seldom have I read such a good book.
Foolish were my attempts to contest the rule.
I thought this was just a matter of taste until learning German, in which you can move almost anything at the beginning of the sentence, provided that you always keep the Verb on the second place. Maybe there's a norm after all: what are the rules?