Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.20)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

20. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. No sooner did I open the door
[B]. when the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in
[C]. making us shiver from head to foot
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in

Rashmi said: (Jan 2, 2011)  
Please explain.

Sam said: (Jan 17, 2011)  
These are some idioms of english.

Eg if you are using "not only" in a sentence thn thr must be "but also" in tht sentence. Same way "no sooner". "than" etc etc.

Chalam said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
Thank you sam and tell me if you know more like that.

Sapnabansal said: (Apr 10, 2011)  
WHY did here not I opened the door?

Please explain.

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
@Sapnabansal.... cudnt get u.

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
@Chalam
theres one more like that....
"hardly"...."when".
ok.

Nj. said: (Aug 20, 2011)  
Hardly had i opened the door, when the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in, making us shiver from head to foot.

This is what Vertika was trying to say.

Priya said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
Thanku sam.

Usha said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
There are many such words. For eg.:

Not only.... but also
Scarcely.....when
Both ..... and
Hardly ..... when. etc.

Purnima said: (Sep 20, 2011)  
Why did we use "no sooner did I open the door".

Is this correct "no sooner I opened the door".

Plzzzz explain! I am confused.

Mounika said: (Sep 23, 2011)  
"no sooner I opened the door" is also correct but I couldn't understand the whole sentence itself. But you are right purnima!

Sindhuri said: (Oct 12, 2011)  
Why 'when' is not used ?

Krishna said: (Oct 19, 2011)  
I think no sooner will agree with than more efficiently than when. Just check it.

Lucky said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
'Nosooner' and than in b/w sentence relationshp i think so.
nosooner did i open the door is correct at the same time the above one is also correct

Pradip Banerjee said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
The sentence is in PAST PERFECT tense. So, the correct sentence will be : No sooner had I opened the door than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.

Avinash said: (Jan 8, 2012)  
No sooner I open the door the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.

Ravi Mullapudi said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
'No sooner' is followed by 'than'
Ex: No sooner did I enter the street, than an accident occured.

Priyabrata said: (Jul 10, 2012)  
"No sooner had I opened the door". -will it be the grammatically right form ?Some one please reply!

Desperado said: (Aug 27, 2012)  
@Priya it won't be gramatically right.

Laveena said: (Aug 28, 2012)  
Both had and did can be used after no sooner, the used of the following word depends upon the tense of the words used, later in the sentence.

E. G here "did" is used because we have here "making us shiver. ".

I. E. Shivering is still happening. Post effects of the events are still visible.

In the sentence, but in e. G. Like "No sooner had the company launched a new product than it went bankrupt", "had" is used because of "went bankrupt" where you are not able to see any continuous form of post effects by the statement.

Rashika said: (Oct 13, 2012)  
No sooner + inverted past perfect ... than + past tense

No sooner HAD I said it than I realised how stupid it was.

Raph said: (May 17, 2013)  
"then" or "than". Not a comparison so I'm confused why "than" is used.

Krati said: (Aug 24, 2013)  
When no sooner comes at starting inversion can take place. No sooner+inversion of the sentence+than.

Akash said: (Oct 18, 2013)  
No sooner when I opened the door the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot. Is this Correct ?

Mahesh said: (Dec 5, 2013)  
A is wrong.

It should be like this.

No sooner when I opened the door the rain, heavy and stormy rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.

Swapnil said: (Mar 12, 2014)  
The sentence is in PAST PERFECT tense. So, the correct sentence will be : No sooner had I opened the door than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.

Sreeanta said: (May 23, 2014)  
It is not necessarily a past perfect tense @Swapnil. The sentence can be framed as " No sooner I opened the door than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot. " Or it can said the way it is given in the question.

Ilan said: (Jun 30, 2014)  
It can be said "in the rain" is it right someone help?

Abhi said: (Jul 13, 2014)  
Can any body explain "no sooner"?

Romi said: (Aug 10, 2014)  
If I say in a simple way then the sentence would be I did open the door no sooner means "I opened the door slowly ".

Even when they opened the door carefully heavy rain came in shivered us head to foot in place of opened sentence did open which also shows action happened in past tense.

Here no sooner did maybe shows xpression because I seen this kind of example in direct speech eg she said,"doesn't this flower smell beautiful!".

Madhu said: (Feb 8, 2015)  
No sooner means the sentence actually means when he opened the door suddenly or in some quick session after he opened the door.

Prince said: (Apr 28, 2015)  
It the rule that "No sooner" always followed by "than".

Vishal said: (Jul 30, 2015)  
Here no sooner is in 1st sentence but than is in other if no sooner will flow than then it must be in one sentence.

Learner said: (Nov 10, 2015)  
I am confused here, should it not be then instead of than? If not then please explain.

Shy said: (Mar 29, 2016)  
What is the right answer?

Inm said: (Sep 6, 2016)  
It is just a structure which should not be changed:

No sooner did X happened than Y happened.

No sooner had X happened than Y happened.

So "than" is necessary.

Sairam said: (Oct 14, 2016)  
The statement is a past tense, i.e. Rushed in. Then open must be replaced with opened. So the answer should be option A.

Vikash Singh said: (Nov 12, 2016)  
I am not getting this, please explain.

Anithasri said: (Mar 20, 2017)  
I am not getting this, please anyone explain me clearly.

Silent said: (Apr 1, 2017)  
No sooner had I opened the door.

It is right or wrong?

Shivajyothi said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
No sooner had I opened the door when the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in --- is wrong
No sooner had I opened the door than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in ---- is the right
reason : No sooner is used to show that one thing happens immediately after another thing. It is often used with the past perfect and usually followed by than.

Eg : [event 1] They had no sooner arrived than [event 2] they were arguing.

Bipin said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
No, sooner always followed by than.

Juda said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
@Shivajyothi.

You gave one eg right but that is not the correct framing of no sooner.

No sooner had they arrived than they were arguing.

Saurav said: (Jan 29, 2018)  
It could have been option A also.

As soon as I open the door.

Venkatmohith said: (Feb 21, 2018)  
than or then?

Kiran Padhi said: (May 11, 2018)  
It can also be then?

Why not then? Please explain.

Kiran Padhi said: (May 11, 2018)  
Please explain the difference.

Preetham said: (May 16, 2018)  
Is it than or then?

Sravani said: (Oct 20, 2018)  
Can anyone explain it briefly?

Umair Khan said: (Dec 22, 2018)  
Why we used "than" while we know than is used only for comparison. In this sentence, there is no comparison.

If we use "Then" then it would be better because it is used for whats comes next. Like As sooner did I open the door then the rain the heavy and stormy rushed in?

Utkarsh said: (Jan 24, 2019)  
These are some idioms of English.

Eg if you are using "not only" in a sentence then there must be "but also" in that sentence.

Same way "no sooner", "than" etc etc.

Muhammad said: (Jan 27, 2019)  
Why we use did before I?

Mostly we are using did do before the subject in question.

Then what about No sooner I did opened? Please clear me.

Satya said: (Apr 22, 2019)  
The sentence existed with conjunction. Those rules we have to follow.

1. No sooner followed by than.
2. Scarcely followed by when.
3. Hardly followed by when.

Nishtha said: (Jun 14, 2019)  
Should be "then" Because than signifies comparison.

Deibor said: (Oct 10, 2019)  
Does not follow well with 'than', but seems correct with 'then'.

Avinash Verma said: (Oct 19, 2019)  
When the sentence starts with 'no sooner' we use then?

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