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    was going to start/was on the point of starting/was about to start

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right way with my wording of the combinations in bold in the following sentences?

    1.1. The following morning, as he was going to take his departure, the telephone rang.
    1.2. The following morning, as he was on the point of taking his departure, the telephone rang.
    1.3. The following morning, as he was about to take his departure, the telephone rang.

    2.1. The train was going to start.
    2.2. The train was on the point of starting.
    2.3. The train was about to start.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: was going to start/was on the point of starting/was about to start

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right way with my wording of the combinations in bold in the following sentences?

    1.1. The following morning, as he was going to take his departure, the telephone rang.
    1.2. The following morning, as he was on the point of taking his departure, the telephone rang.
    1.3. The following morning, as he was about to take his departure, the telephone rang.

    2.1. The train was going to start.
    2.2. The train was on the point of starting.
    2.3. The train was about to start.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    They are all fine, Vil.

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