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    No sooner did he see / had he seen us than he ran away.

    He saw us. He ran away.

    Which of the following is the correct sentence when the above sentences are synthesised?

    1. No sooner did he see us than he ran away.

    2. No sooner had he seen us than he ran away.

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    Re: No sooner did he see / had he seen us than he ran away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He saw us. He ran away.

    Which of the following is the correct sentence when the above sentence is synthesised?

    1. No sooner did he see us than he ran away.

    2. No sooner had he seen us than he ran away.
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    He saw us. Right after, he ran away.

    No sooner had he seen us than he ran away.

    You could say, "Hardly had he seen us when he ran away."
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    #3

    Re: No sooner did he see / had he seen us than he ran away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He saw us. He ran away.

    Which of the following is the correct sentence when the above sentence is synthesised?

    1. No sooner did he see us than he ran away.

    2. No sooner had he seen us than he ran away.

    Thanks.
    Only the second sentence is correct.

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