NO SOONER + past perfect – than

NO SOONER + past perfect – than

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Point 56 in PAST perfect simple is defined as:

invert the subject and auxiliary verb with ‘no sooner … than’ to talk about something that happened immediately before something else, often in formal contexts

This is quite a rare structure.

1 NO SOONER HAD HE SAID 30
2 NO SOONER HAD I FINISHED 30
3 NO SOONER HAD HE FINISHED 22
4 NO SOONER HAD I GOT 17
5 NO SOONER HAD I SAT 17
6 NO SOONER HAD THEY ARRIVED 17
7 NO SOONER HAD WE GOT 17

1 NO SOONER HAD THE WORDS LEFT 16

8 NO SOONER HAD HE GOT 15
9 NO SOONER HAD SHE SAID 15
10 NO SOONER HAD HE MADE 14


NO SOONER HAD THEY REACHED

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No sooner had they reached question five than Gianna had a “sense of discovery” in her mind.
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12 NO SOONER HAD HE ARRIVED 13
13 NO SOONER HAD HE LEFT 13
14 NO SOONER HAD HE SPOKEN 13
15 NO SOONER HAD HE TAKEN 13
16 NO SOONER HAD I STARTED 13
17 NO SOONER HAD HE REACHED 12
18 NO SOONER HAD HE UTTERED 12
19 NO SOONER HAD I POSTED 12
20 NO SOONER HAD I SAID 12

 

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