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    #1

    The program is starting/starts in two minutes

    Hi,

    - Don't worry, son! The program is starting in two minutes.

    I tried to create such a setence. I would like to ask if I must use 'start' or 'starting'.

    - Don't worry, son! The program starts in two minutes.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: The program is starting/starts in two minutes

    Both are fine.

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    #3

    Re: The program is starting/starts in two minutes

    You could also say "The program will be starting in two minutes", "The program will start in two minutes" or "The program is going to start in two minutes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The program is starting/starts in two minutes

    If it's on TV, in BE we'd spell it 'programme'.

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