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    #1

    No sooner... than....

    No sooner had we got home than the phone rang.

    Does the sentence below (without "had") mean the same and is it correct?

    No sooner we got home than the phone rang.

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    #2

    Re: No sooner... than....

    No, you have to say it the first way. Or, "No sooner did we get home than the phone rang."

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    Re: No sooner... than....

    And if we would like to refer to the future:

    1. No sooner have we get home than the phone will ring.
    2. No sooner do we get home than the phone will ring.

    are the sentences correct?

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    #4

    Re: No sooner... than....

    No.
    "No sooner will we get home than the phone will ring."

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    Re: No sooner... than....

    And If I would like to say it in present tense, is the sentence "No sooner have (do) we get home than the phone always rings." correct?

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    Re: No sooner... than....

    With "do" that could be used to describe a repeated/habitual situation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: No sooner... than....

    And is this sentence with "have" correct, too?

    No sooner have we get home than the phone always rings.

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    #8

    Re: No sooner... than....

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    And is this sentence with "have" correct, too?

    No sooner have we get home than the phone always rings.
    No. That is not correct grammar.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: No sooner... than....

    I understand. Thank you.

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