Barszczow A. N. (orpheus_samhain) wrote in linguaphiles,
Barszczow A. N.
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ENGLISH: had scarcely become King than...

I wanted to ask if this construction has any name:

Francis had scarcely become King than he turned his eyes upon Italy, [...]

from the preface to the Heptameron by Margaret, Queen of Navarre.
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orpheus_samhain

May 18 2014, 12:24:29 UTC 1 year ago

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I understood it all right, even if I'm not a native speaker. Although it's the first time I've seen this kind of a construction.

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