Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Havoc of Flood (Grammar)



Grammar
Read the following sentences from the text and notice the underlined words  /  expressions.
1. No sooner had the relief team arrived there than their joy knew no bounds.
2. They had scarcely arrived at their destinations when the rain poured down.

In the above sentences the expressions “No sooner . . . than” and “scarcely . . . when” are used to suggest that one thing happened very soon after another. The expression ‘hardly . . . when’ is also used to express the same.

Combine the following sentences using the expressions “No sooner... than,  scarcely... when, hardly... when.”
One has been done for you.

1. I put the phone down. It rang again.
A: No sooner had I put the phone down than it rang again.
or
B: I had scarcely put the phone down when it rang again.
or
C: I had hardly put the phone down when it rang again.

2. I arrived at the station. Then the bus came in.
A: ________________________________________________________
B: ________________________________________________________
C: ________________________________________________________
3. I closed the door. Somebody knocked again.
A: ________________________________________________________
B: ________________________________________________________
C: ________________________________________________________
4. She finished the meal. She started feeling hungry again.
A: ________________________________________________________
B: ________________________________________________________
C: ________________________________________________________
5. Madhavi opened the door. The dog entered the room.
A: ________________________________________________________
B: ________________________________________________________
C: ________________________________________________________

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