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    #1

    We were about to start when it rained.

    We were about to start when it rained.
    (from a grammar book)
    I think its better to say when it began to rain instead of when it rained. What do you say?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by touchstone; 05-Dec-2016 at 02:42.

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    #2

    Re: We were about to start when it rained.

    I agree.

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    #3

    Re: We were about to start when it rained.

    "... when it began raining" would work, too.
    I am not a teacher.

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