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No sooner did the commissioner order the imposition of curfew in the city, when intense riots broke out near the bus station.


(A) curfew in the city, when

(B) the curfew in the city, when

(C) curfew in the city, than

(D) the curfew in the city, than

(E) curfew in the city, then
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No sooner did the commissioner order the imposition of curfew in the city, when intense riots broke out near the bus station.

(A) curfew in the city, when

(B) the curfew in the city, when

(C) curfew in the city, than

(D) the curfew in the city, than

(E) curfew in the city, then


few points on the Q..
1) no sooner... ,than... is the correct idiom A,B are out
2) the imposition of the curfew is correct B,D are out
3) comparing two incidents "than" is appropriate and also as in 1) the correct idiom is no sooner...,than.. E is also out
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sidhant10 wrote:
No sooner did the commissioner order the imposition of curfew in the city, when intense riots broke out near the bus station.

2) the imposition of the curfew is correct B,D are out



Hi chetan2u,

Can you please tell what will be the difference between

imposition of the curfew in the city and imposition of the curfew in the city
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sidhant10 wrote:
No sooner did the commissioner order the imposition of curfew in the city, when intense riots broke out near the bus station.

2) the imposition of the curfew is correct B,D are out



Hi chetan2u,

Can you please tell what will be the difference between

imposition of the curfew in the city and imposition of the curfew in the city


The usage of "the" indicates that the reader is already aware which curfew is being discussed here; the "curfew" must have been introduced earlier by the author. It is often awkward to introduce something for the first time with the definite article "the" (unless it is an unique item).
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