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    Default No sooner... than

    I need some help with this structure. Is it possible to use both past simple and past perfect after "no sooner""? I mean are both sentences correct:
    No sooner had I closed the front door than I realised that my keys were inside.
    No sooner did I close the front door than I realised that my keys were inside.

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    Daruma is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: No sooner... than

    1. No sooner had somebody done something than he did something.
    2. No sooner did somebody do something than he did something.

    Both styles are quite commonly used, but #1 would be better.

    Refer to:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...oner-than.html

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