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    Smile No sooner... than

    Which is correct? If both are okay, what is the difference between them?
    And I wonder if it is possible that 'no sooner' comes after subject.
    Because I think this structure is a inversion and I wonder what the original sentence is before it is made a inversion.

    ①No sooner had I come into contact with him than I determined to get to know him well.
    ②No sooner did I come into contact with him than I determined to get to know him well.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: No sooner... than

    See The English Blog: Grammar Tip 11: As soon as/No sooner and http://www.helenstrong.de/log/attach.../inversion_pdf -


    ①No sooner had I come into contact with him than I determined to get to know him well.
    ②No sooner did I come into contact with him than I determined to get to know him well.

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