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    tense

    The town's people are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a film crew for the new Brad Pitt film, which ....... filming on Friday.

    A) is starting

    B) would start

    C) was starting

    D) starts

    E) started


    What would your answer be, and why?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by dilekdemir89 View Post
    The town's people are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a film crew for the new Brad Pitt film, which ....... filming on Friday.
    A) is starting
    B) would start
    C) was starting
    D) starts
    E) started
    What would your answer be, and why?
    Thanks in advance
    D)

    A) is possible, but present continous tense suggests that the 'start' is an enduring event. This is not really supportable in the context.

    B) suggests a conditional - not in any way suggested by context.

    C) Past simple - wrong tense to agree with the first clause.

    D) Correct usage - a future event, so 'will start' is also correct, but unnecessary in common English usage,


    E) Same as C)

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    Re: tense

    Thanks a lot, dear Coffa:)

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