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    no sooner...

    How can I say this sentence in other words: ''No sooner had he arrived took place.

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    Re: no sooner...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_karp View Post
    How can I say this sentence in other words: ''No sooner had he arrived took place.
    What took place?


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    accident

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    Re: no sooner...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_karp View Post
    accident
    Can you give some context?

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    Re: no sooner...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_karp View Post
    An accident
    Since this is the first mention of an accident, you use the indefinite article, 'a/an'.
    However, now that we know about the accident, I will refer to it as "the accident" - since we both know which accident we are referring to.

    No sooner had he arrived than the accident took place.
    The
    accident took place as soon as he arrived.
    On his arrival, the accident took place.
    He arrived just as the accident took place.
    The accident took place just as he arrived.
    The accident and his arriving took place simultaneously.
    The accident and his arrival formed a temporal synchronicity.

    Substitute 'an' for 'the' if appropriate.

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