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    Hi teachers

    I understand see a movie is a common collocation, but is it okay to use it in progressive aspect as below?

    1.When the earthquake happened, I was seeing a movie at a theater.
    2.When the earthquake happened, I was seeing a movie with my boyfriend.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: seeing a movie

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers

    I understand see a movie is a common collocation, but is it okay to use it in progressive aspect as below?

    1.When the earthquake happened, I was seeing a movie at a theater.
    2.When the earthquake happened, I was seeing a movie with my boyfriend.

    Thank you!

    OP
    Yes. Perfect. I hope you enjoyed it!

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    Default Re: seeing a movie

    (The movie, not the earthquake!)

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    1.When the earthquake happened, I was seeing a movie at a theater
    It sounds odd to me.

    1.When the earthquake happened, I was watching a movie at a theater.

    You dont sit and see the TV, you sit and watch it.

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