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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Is it right to say :As the film was starting,my father arrived.

    As the film was starting,my father arrived.
    Can we use start in the (ing) form in this way?
    As you know start is a stative verb.

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    #2

    Re: Is it right to say :As the film was starting,my father arrived.

    Of course you can. You can also say it this way:

    My father arrived as the film was starting.

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    #3

    Re: Is it right to say :As the film was starting,my father arrived.

    Leave a space after the comma, like this, Ali.

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