Basic Usage and Transformation – As soon as/No sooner —than

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Transformation As soon as
Transformation - As soon as

Usage and Transformation


(Structures of ‘as soon as – No sooner— than’ are used to indicate two events occurring one after another. Hardly-when is used when there is no span between two events)

जेव्हा एकापाठोपाठ एक लगेच घडणार्‍या दोन घटनांचे वर्णन केलेले असते, तेव्हा as soon as , No sooner— than या वाक्यरचना वापरतात. अशा दोन घटनांमध्ये किंचितही कालावधी नसल्यास Hardly…when ची रचना वापरतात.ही रचना भुतकाळातिल घटनांसाठी वापरतात.




As soon as + प्रथम घडलेली क्रिया + (,) comma + नंतर घडलेली क्रिया

As soon as + first event+ (,) comma + next event/incident.


As soon as I get up, I brush my teeth.

As soon as I brush teeth, I take tea.

As soon as I take tea, I read newspaper.


No sooner + प्रथम घडलेली क्रिया + than + नंतर घडलेली क्रिया.


No sooner + first event + than + next event.


No sooner do I read newspaper than I take bath.

No sooner do I take bath than I get ready for the class.

No sooner does the teacher enter the class than we greet him.

No sooner did Sachin take retirement than he was announced the Bharat Ratna.

Hardly had the egg fallen when it broke into pieces.

Hardly had he reached the station when the train left the platform.

वरिल उदाहरणासारखे अनेक वाक्य आपल्याला बनवीता येते. as soon as चे वाक्य no sooner— than मध्ये बदलुन लिहीण्यासोबतच स्वताला त्या रचना वापरता आल्या पाहीजेत. तेव्हाच खर्‍या अर्थाने Grammar चा उपयोग भाषा शिकण्यासाठि होइल.

Degrees Of Comparison

Transformation Rules



Use No sooner— than
1. As soon as / when च्या जागेवर No sooner ठेवावे

2. त्यासमोर साह्यकारि क्रियापद वापरावे.

3. नसल्यास do/does/did या पैकी एक काळानुसार वापरावे.

4. नंतर कर्ता ठेवुन क्रियापदाचे योग्य रुप वापरावे.

5. उर्वरित शब्द लिहून (,) comma च्या ऐवजी than वापरुन पुढिल वाक्य लीहावे.

6. as soon as वाक्याच्या मध्ये असल्यासNo sooner— than वापरतांना as soon as च्या पुढील वाक्य प्रथम वाक्य समजावे व as soon as च्या अगोदर असणार्‍या वाक्य than नंतर वापरावे.

7. As soon as चे वाक्य होकारार्थी असते तर No sooner …than चे वाक्य नकारार्थी असते.

8. As soon as चे वाक्य Positive Degree असते तर No sooner …than चे वाक्य Comparative Degree असते.

Exclamatory And Assertive Sentences



Transformation Examples

1. As soon as the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, the Franks were trapped.
No sooner did the Nazis invade the Netherlands than the Franks were trapped.
2. As soon as the ground gets dry, the play will start.
No sooner does the ground get dry than the play will start.
3. As soon as I enter the class room, they greet me ‘Good Morning’.
No sooner do I enter the class room than they greet me ‘Good Morning’.
4. As soon as he had finished his work, he set out for home.
No sooner had he finished his work than he set out for home.
5. The thief ran away as soon as he saw the police.
No sooner did the thief see the police than he ran away.
6. When the bell rings, the students rush out of the class.
No sooner does the bell ring than the students rush out of the class.
7. The moment he came home, he switched on the television.
No sooner did he come home than he switched on the television.
8. Authorities planned to seal the mine off as soon as the rescue effort was abandoned.
No sooner was the rescue effort abandoned than authorities planned to seal the mine off.
9. As he drifted off to sleep, he pictured guardian angels hovering over him.
No sooner did he drift off to sleep than he pictured guardian angels hovering over him.
10. She was laughing. He fell on the floor.
As soon as he fell on the floor, she was laughing.
No sooner did he fall on the floor than she was laughing

MCQ Type Test – Transformation

1. As soon as he came, they all gave an applause. ( Choose appropriate sentence with No sooner …than.)

 A) No sooner does he come than they all gave an applause.

B) No sooner did he came than they all gave an applause.

C) No sooner did he come than they all gave an applause.

D) No sooner he come than they all gave an applause

2. Complete the sentence: As soon as I wake up, ——————

3. As soon as the bell rings, the School Assembly will start. (Choose an appropriate sentence with No sooner …than)

A) No sooner does the bell rings than the School Assembly will start.

B) No sooner do the bell rings than the School Assembly will start.

C) No sooner does the bell ring than the School Assembly will start.

D) No sooner does the bell ring, the School Assembly will start.

4. When he had finished his work, he sat down on the highest step. (Choose an appropriate sentence with No sooner …than)

A) No sooner had he finished his work than he sat down on the highest step.

B) No sooner did he finished his work than he sat down on the highest step.

C) No sooner he had finished his work than he sat down on the highest step.

D) No sooner had he finish his work than he sat down on the highest step.

5. Complete the sentence by choosing the suitable option

As soon as I reached the station,………

A) the train leaves the platform.

B) the platform left the train.

C) the train arrived at the platform .

D) the train had left the platform .

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Transformation – As soon as

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