We arrived at the cinema. Then we realized our tickets were still at home.
A. No sooner had we realized that our tickets were still at home than we arrived at the cinema.
B. Not until we arrived at the cinema that we realized that our tickets were still at home.
C. Only after we arrived at the cinema did we realize that our tickets were at home.
D. Hardly had we arrived at the cinema than we realized that our tickets were still at home.
Sep choose the correct answer before viewing the answer and the solution below.
The QG High School Examination 2021 subject ANH
Correct answer: C
The C project uses the correct inverted structure with only after:
Only after + s + V … + Auxiliary + s + V
Ex: Only after all guests have gone home can we relax: In the end of the day, it’s only after all the guests have come home that we’re new
it is possible to relax.
The remaining answers misused inverted structures with Not until, No sooner and Hardly. The correct structures should be:
No sooner … coal…
Ex: No sooner had I arrived home than the telephone roast: I just got home and the phone rang.
Not until… did
Ex: Not until/ till I got home did I know that I had lost my key (= I didn’t know that I had lost my key till I got home):
D. Hardly/ Bearly/ Scare glass … When/ before
Ex: Hardly had her put up her umbrella before the rain came down in torrents: