Posted by Mugball-us on November 19, 2004
In Reply to: I'd no sooner posted by Knight on November 19, 2004
: This sentence should actually be re-phrased; "No sooner I'd walked into my office this morning, that I saw my boss waiting for me"
: SL Don
: : : Could anyone tell me the meaning of *I'd no sooner walked into the office this morning that I saw my boss waiting for me"?
: : : Thanks
I think the original sentence reads more clearly if "than" is substituted for "that". That is, "I'd no sooner walked into the office this morning THAN I saw my boss waiting for me".
: : I'd just arrived at the office and I saw my boss was waiting for me. Or "...my boss was already waiting for me."