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    #1

    Peter had hardly gone to sleep

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Peter had hardly gone to sleep, when the knocking at the window jolted him awake.

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    #2

    Re: Peter had hardly gone to sleep

    It will be if you remove the comma.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Peter had hardly gone to sleep

    "Barely" works better for me.

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