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  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    No sooner

    Why?

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    I think it is because than serves as an adverb in that sentence. However, then would be a conjunction.

    Or not.

    :wink:

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    Re: No sooner

    wouldn't be "then" for time??? the bloke had arrived then, after his arrival, etc.. etc..????
    thanks

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    Re: No sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by italianbrother
    wouldn't be "then" for time??? the bloke had arrived then, after his arrival, etc.. etc..????
    thanks
    It is a common error to confuse then and than. We would use then like this:

    • I arrived. Then I noticed what was wrong.


    :)

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    Re: No sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Why?
    set phrase: no sooner...than

    '-er' is a comparative marker that takes 'than'

    big
    bigger than
    no bigger than

    :D

    funnage


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    Re: No sooner

    [quote=Casiopea;8900]set phrase: no sooner...than

    '-er' is a comparative marker that takes 'than'

    Thank you so much for the information

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    Re: No sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Why?
    set phrase: no sooner...than

    '-er' is a comparative marker that takes 'than'

    big
    bigger than
    no bigger than

    :D

    funnage
    I didn't think of the comparative marker thing.

    :wink:

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    Re: No sooner

    I didn't think of the comparative marker thing :wink:
    Naw, but you're the one who got the '..pay..when..' thingamajig.

    Still da masta, RonBee. Still da masta ":D" (That's me bowing)

    :D

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    Re: No sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by italianbrother
    wouldn't be "then" for time??? the bloke had arrived then, after his arrival, etc.. etc..????
    thanks
    I seriously think it's time to strip you of your Proficiency certificate.


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    Re: No sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I seriously think it's time to strip you of your Proficiency certificate.
    what is "strip of"
    just a wonder ;)

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