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Q.  She had scarcely (1) / finished writing (2) / while she fell (3) / asleep. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 3
 
Replace 'while' with 'when'.

'Scarcely' is always followed by 'when'.

Formula:
Subject +Had +Hardly/scarcely +1st action +When +Subject +2nd action
Shehadscarcelyfinished writingwhenshefell asleep.
The correct sentence should be: She had scarcely finished writing when she fell asleep.

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