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I have no idea what kind of grammar this is.

No sooner do I sit at the foot of my bed than one of the beginning trainees comes to the door.

How can they use do I in that sentence and still not end it with a question mark?.

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    When certain negative adverbs are moved to the beginning of the sentence, they trigger subject-auxiliary inversion the same way questions do. For instance, Never have I seen such a thing; Nowhere can this be found. – John Lawler Aug 29 '16 at 3:09
  • oh ! that make sense ty ! – James Park Aug 29 '16 at 3:19
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In a comment, John Lawler wrote:

When certain negative adverbs are moved to the beginning of the sentence, they trigger subject-auxiliary inversion the same way questions do. For instance, Never have I seen such a thing; Nowhere can this be found.

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    The reason I made it a comment was that I've answered this question multiple times before. Though nobody ever bothers looking. So I added links to some of them here, where there's room. – John Lawler Aug 29 '16 at 14:43
  • @JohnLawler Thanks very much. I was trying to make something that could be more easily searched than comments. The links are appreciated. – tchrist Aug 29 '16 at 14:48

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