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    #1

    no sooner have I....than...

    As far as I know you use this form in the following way:

    "No sooner had I arrived home than she called me on my phone."

    But, can I use the same form with the Present Tense or does it work only in the past?

    Would the following sentence be grammatically correct? :

    "No sooner have you submitted your application than they'll send you a confirmation."

    Thanks.

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    Re: no sooner have I....than...

    Your second sentence is fine. It would be wrong with "had". The first one wouldn't work with "have" unless you change "called" to "calls"; it would then describe a recurring event.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: no sooner have I....than...

    Great!

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    Re: no sooner have I....than...

    Just click 'Thank' when you get a useful reply, please.

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