Interchange of Hardly When and Scarcely Before



Interchange of Hardly When and Scarcely Before :



For example :

As soon as the teacher walked in, the children greeted her.
No sooner did the teacher walk in than the children greeted her.
No sooner had the teacher walked in than the children greeted her.

Hardly did the teacher walk in when the children greeted her.
Hardly had the teacher walked in when the children greeted her.
Scarcely did the teacher walk in before the children greeted her.
Scarcely had the teacher walked in before the children greeted her.

Note the changes that the sentence underwent in the various forms.

Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given.

No sooner did the bell ring than the children ran into the bus.
(Begin : Hardly...)

As soon as Santa Claus came in through the chimney, he was surrounded by the little children.
(Begin : Scarcely...)

Hardly had we set the table when the dogs jumped on to it and ate up all the food.
(Begin : As soon as...)

Scarcely was the whistle blown before the athletes leapt forward.
(Begin : No sooner...)

Hardly does the snow melt when the town is crowded by tourists.
(Begin : As soon as...)



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