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    #1

    was having for have an hour when it started to slow down

    "I was having a ride on a train for half an hour when it started to slow down."

    Is it grammatically correct?

    OR

    "I was having a ride on a train for half an hour when it stopped." I would say there is something wrong with this one. What do you think?

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    #2

    Re: was having for have an hour when it started to slow down

    I had been riding on the train for half an hour...
    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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