No sooner / As soon as

Hela

Senior Member
Tunisia - French
Dear teachers,

Would you please tell me if both sentences are correct and if they have a similar meaning?

1/ As soon as he had sat at his desk, there was a knock at the door.
2/ No sooner had he sat at his desk than there was a knock at the door.

Thank you for your help.
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Yes and yes:)

    (Some people might insist on sat down, but that's a separate issue which would require a separate thread:))
     

    Hela

    Senior Member
    Tunisia - French
    Do you mean that I should add "down" after "sat"?

    = 1/ As soon as he had sat down at his desk, there was a knock at the door.
    2/ No sooner had he sat down at his desk than there was a knock at the door.

    Hope I'm not going to be scolded for dealing with this other matter on this thread.
    :p

     
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