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Hardly had somebody done something

Discussion in 'English Only' started by diamondorca, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. diamondorca New Member

    Vietnamese
    Hello, I have this sentence:

    "Hardly had he been appointed the captain of the team when he had to face the problems."

    Does this sentence mean: He had just been appointed the captain of the team, and then he had to face problems.

    Do I understand it correctly?

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Yes, you understand it perfectly. :thumbsup:
     
  3. diamondorca New Member

    Vietnamese
    Thanks a lot!
     

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