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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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Normally this would be rendered:

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

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  • 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 '14 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. – Peter Shor Aug 29 '14 at 16:27
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No sooner had he left the place, a fire broke out.

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