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2010 RGPS prelim synthesis & transformation 10 years 2 weeks ago #1

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Please advise. TIA.

Q70. The boy took some money from the drawer. His mother walked in.
No sooner________________________

Answer given: No sooner after the boy took some money from the drawer, his mother walked in.

My question is, mustn't "no sooner" tag with "than".
Can these be the correct:
No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer than his mother walked in.
No sooner did the boy take some money from the drawer than his mother walked in.

If not, can these be correct:

No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer, his mother walked in.
No sooner did the boy take some money from the drawer, his mother walked in.
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Re:2010 RGPS prelim synthesis & transformation 10 years 2 weeks ago #2

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i don't think the other 4 answers are correct. Example-no matter what can also be no matter how.
by using the word 'than', is a little bit weird.

the questions also did not include the word 'than'.
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Re:2010 RGPS prelim synthesis & transformation 10 years 2 weeks ago #3

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i don't think the other 4 answers are correct. Example-no matter what can also be no matter how.
by using the word 'than', is a little bit weird.

the questions also did not include the word 'than'.
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Re:2010 RGPS prelim synthesis & transformation 10 years 1 week ago #4

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You cannot use the word "than" in the sentence but you could use "that"

No sooner that the boy had taken some money from the drawer, his mother walked in
If not, can these be correct:

No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer, his mother walked in.
No sooner did the boy take some money from the drawer, his mother walked in.
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No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer, his mother walked in. (incorrect)
No sooner did the boy take some money from the drawer, his mother walked in. (incorrect)
No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer before his mother walked in (correct)
No sooner did the boy take some money from the drawer before his mother walked in.(correct)

Cheers :P
kumar
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