What is/are the Grammatical mistakes in "The pity is that no sooner he had left the place than the fire broke out" ?

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    – Andrew Leach
    Aug 29, 2014 at 14:20

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Normally this would be rendered:

"The pity is that no sooner had he left the place than the fire broke out"

  • Yes the helping verb "had" should be before the subject "he". But the use of 2nd form of leave "left" is correct here ?
    – CsGeek
    Aug 29, 2014 at 14:19
  • I don't know what you mean by 2nd form here. It's actually the past participle of "leave", and not the past tense of "leave". However, since the conjugation is leave, left, left, these two words are the same. Aug 29, 2014 at 16:27

No sooner had he left the place, a fire broke out.

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