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    No sooner ...

    Hello everyone,

    what does "no sooner had I arrived" mean? And why is there used "had I arrived" instead of "I had arrived"?

    No sooner had I arrived than I realised what was going on.

    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Re: No sooner ...

    "No sooner had I arrived than I realised what was going on" means that as soon as "you" got there "you" realized what was going on. (The "realizing" was virtually instantaneous.) "No sooner had I arrived" means "as soon as I got there" or "immediately after I got there".


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    Re: No sooner ...

    as to the had I arrived thing... it's just one of the many cases in which inversion takes place. It's like not only doi I not like it but also blah it's just one of those things...

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    Re: No sooner ...

    Thanks for your explanations

    Dany

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