Learn to use Scarcely correctly

Q.  Scarcely had the nurse left (1) / after examining (2) / him than (3) / the patient died. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

ANSWER: 3
 
'Scarcely' is always followed by 'when'.

'When' cannot be replaced by 'than' or any other word.

The correct sentence should be: Scarcely had the nurse left after examining him when the patient died.

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