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.
  • 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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