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    Does anyone have any opinions on the usage of the following structure:

    No sooner had...

    My question is what does the second clause look like? What word does it begin with?

    Thanks.

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    Hi elmeromero...found this and I hope it helps...

    no sooner is a comparative adverb like better in no better, the expression should be followed by than, not when:
    No sooner had she come than the maid knocked.
    I had no sooner left than she called.

    ...usually is followed by than, as in No sooner had I hung up than the phone rang again, but when can also occur, perhaps mainly in Conversational use, as in No sooner had we decided to compromise when suddenly the argument broke out again. Than is best for Edited English.
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    i agree with sandra. "no sooner than" or "no sooner had I.....than" are both correct.

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    Default great answer, sabrina

    thanks sabrina for taking the time to look for such a good answer and respond.

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