Hardly/Scarcely - Learn correct usage with rules, examples and exercises
Q. Hardly had she (1) / seen her aunt (2) / than she stopped (3) / fighting. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 06 Jan 17
followed by 'when'
be replaced by any other word.Formula
|Hardly/Scarcely +||Had +||Subject +||1st Action +||When +||Subject +||2nd Action|
|Hardly||had||he||seen his mother||when||he||stopped dancing.|
|Scarcely||had||he||seen his uncle||when||he||ran away.|
'Hardly/Scarcely...when' is used to denote simultaneous action.
The correct sentence should be: Hardly
had she seen her aunt when
she stopped fighting.