To turn email notifications ON or OFF go to [Username] > User Control Panel > Board preferences > Edit notification options

Proper form of "Started playing the video"

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderator: EC

Post Reply
Yaroslav
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Status: English Learner

Proper form of "Started playing the video"

Post by Yaroslav » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:53 am

So I have a sentence like "the minute I started playing the video - it started to rain outside", but I feel like it can be structured better.
Can I say "enabled the video"? Or just "started the video"?
Thanks!

User avatar
Joe
Admin/Teacher
Admin/Teacher
Posts: 1263
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Status: English Teacher

Re: Proper form of "Started playing the video"

Post by Joe » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:29 pm

The minute I switched on the video it started raining outside.

switched on or turned on
started raining is more idiomatic
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :-| " โ€” Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

eBooks: English Prepositions List | Essential Business Words | Learn English in Seven

Yaroslav
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Status: English Learner

Re: Proper form of "Started playing the video"

Post by Yaroslav » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm

Thank you!

Post Reply