Is it no sooner did or no sooner had?

Is it no sooner did or no sooner had?

—used to say that something happens immediately after something else No sooner had I spoken than he appeared.

Is No sooner had correct?

Both are grammatically correct: use of past perfect is not necessary because the no sooner… than construct defines the order. This NGRAM indicates that both are common, and that the past perfect form is preferred.

What is the meaning of No sooner had?

If you say that no sooner has one thing happened than another thing happens, you mean that the second thing happens immediately after the first thing. No sooner had he arrived in Rome than he was kidnapped. See full dictionary entry for sooner.

What is the sentence of had?

[M] [T] She had to take care of her sister. [M] [T] They had trouble finding the place. [M] [T] Tom told us that he had a headache. [M] [T] We had a very good time last night.

What comes with hardly had?

We often use the past perfect tense (I had done) with hardly. I’d (I had) hardly fallen asleep when / before the neighbour’s dog started barking. We can use scarcely instead of hardly. The meaning is the same.

Do you have some money grammar?

When talking about quantity, or how much there is of something, the two most important words are any and some. “Any” is generally used to ask if there is more than one of something. This kind of question is a “yes no” question, meaning that the answer is “yes” or “no”: “Do you have any money?” (No, I don’t.)

How can I use a lot?

A lot of means a large number of amount. It can be used for countable or uncountable nouns (negative, positive and question). They’ve got a lot of orange juice. There is a lot of money in his wallet.

Where does the word’no sooner’come from?

Because the sooner in 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.

When to use’no sooner’or’than’in English?

” No sooner 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.” * The Columbia Guide to Standard American English.

When to use ” had ” or ” did ” after the word ” sooner “?

The word sooner is a comparative adverb, so it should be followed by “than”. There’s no difference in meening; you can use either the auxiliary had or did after the phrase “no sooner”. However, the use of the had is far more common and idiomatic. Moreover, you can also use the phrase after the subject + auxiliary (had/did) as follows:

What does no sooner than hardly mean in grammar?

No sooner had we heard the noise than we rushed to the spot. No sooner had she finished one project than she started working on the next. No sooner had I closed my eyes than I fell asleep.