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    Default The lecture, starting/which started at eight

    The lecture,starting/which started at eight in the evening, was well-attended by students and faculty.

    Do 'starting' and 'which started' here read as well to native speakers? Is 'starting' here used to mean the lecture was constantly held at eight in the evening?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: The lecture, starting/which started at eight

    For me, "which started" is more natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: The lecture, starting/which started at eight

    "Starting at 8" reads more like it is describing a future event than a past one.

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