No sooner in present

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Italian
Is the former "no sooner" can be used in the present tense?
I've always seen this expression with past simple. For ex:"No sooner had I got home, than the rain stopped." (Something like this. .I don't know if it is correct )
Thank you
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  • se16teddy

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    English - England
    You can use it in the historical present: No sooner does he get to the gate than the attackers jump on him.

    You can use it of recurrent events: No sooner does the minute hand reach 12 than the bell sounds.
     
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