No sooner _____ I closed my eyes than I fell asleep.






A. had


  • If the second event occurs immediately after the first, we can express that idea using the structure no sooner … than.
  • Note that in this structure no sooner introduces the event that occurred first(ആദ്യം സംഭവിച്ച സംഭവം).
  • The conjunction "had" is used in this structure to show that one action (closing the eyes) occurred immediately before another action (falling asleep). "No sooner" is often followed by "had" to indicate a rapid sequence of events.
  • Eg:
    • No sooner had I arrived at the station than the train came. ( I came first and the train arrived right after me.)
    • No sooner had we heard the noise than we rushed to the spot.
    • No sooner had she finished one project than she started working on the next.
    • No sooner had I closed my eyes than I fell asleep.

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