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    looking for the right word

    We had bought tickets for the film and were sitting by the fountain, waiting for the ... .

    Can't think of a proper word to complete the sentence. '... for the film to begin' ? But I'm afraid it would sound like the film was to be shown in the place where the fountain was? Any suggestions?


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    Re: looking for the right word

    ...waiting for it to begin.

    it = film --> antecedent = film; anaphoric reference

    Come round to my way of thinking, Clark! And thou shall be saved.


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    Re: looking for the right word

    We went to the pictures, bought the tickets and waited by the fountain until the film had begun/began.


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    Re: looking for the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    ...waiting for it to begin.

    it = film --> antecedent = film; anaphoric reference

    Come round to my way of thinking, Clark! And thou shall be saved.
    I'd prefer to be a blind leader of the blind myself.


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    Re: looking for the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'd prefer to be a blind leader of the blind myself.
    That is what I say:
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