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    Hello, which conjunction is correct?

    1) The play started when I got there.
    2) The play started as I got there.
    3) The play started while I got there.

    I think 3) is incorrect and maybe the correct version is

    4) The play started while I was arriving there.


    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: when

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Hello, which conjunction is correct?

    1) The play started when I got there.
    2) The play started as I got there.
    3) The play started while I got there.

    I think 3) is incorrect and maybe the correct version is

    4) The play started while I was arriving there.


    Thank you very much in advance.
    "The play was starting when I arrived" is better, if you mean to say that at the moment you arrived the play was just beginning.

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