Student or Learner
Please, is this the correct form?
No sooner had I arrived thAn I noticed what WAS wrong.
Or should I use what had been wrong?
Thanks a lot.
May you tell me an example, please?
And could there be used --what IS wrong.?
*Not a Teacher*
"Late last night, my supervisor called and told me to come to work immediately, saying there was no time to explain. No sooner had I arrived than I noticed what was wrong. The ER was flooded with violently ill people. The waiting room could scarcely accommodate them all."
-- I don't see anyway to make present tense work with this construction.
'Yesterday I went to the museum to see the Saxon treasure. I didn't notice that anything was wrong, but I felt something was missing: it did not look like the picture I was so familiar with (in an old catalogue). No sooner had I arrived home, and looked at the picture, than I realized what had been wrong. The rubies on the crown in the picture had been removed.' [Not sure where that lot came from ]
Now I'm a little bit confused... The meaning is like this:
I didn't go home(where I saw the picture) before I realized what had been wrong(it means it was in the past).
Am I right? :D
I thought it is something like comparation, because of than. Can I use there then? It would make a bigger sense for me:D
When I was in London, I remember, one day I felt really strange. The second day of my visit I was only shopping. But although I love shopping and I'm addicted to it, it didn't make me happier or more satisfied. I knew something was wrong or that I forgot something. When I ended my shopping tour, I went to the hotel where I was living by tube. No sooner had I arrived than I noticed what was wrong and why I had had my strange feelings. At the hotel, there was a huge mess in the corridor where my room was. I saw wet carpets. I suspected something... When I opened the door of my room, I saw a few people drying the floor. I hadn't stopped the water!
Is this correct, please? :)