UFO attacks in Past Continuous

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The question is about the sentence used in the "story" about the UFO;) Please let me know which is grammatically ok:

  1. When I was thinking then what might happen when they land, suddenly, to my great regret, they flew away.

  2. When I was thinking then what might have happened when they landed, suddenly, to my great regret, they flew away.

  3. When I was thinking then what might have happened when they would landed, suddenly, to my great regret, they flew away.

Arcadio

Posted 2017-11-13T20:30:23.017

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Answers

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Number 3 is flat-out improper English.

The first two work, however, I would replace

"When I was thinking..."

with

"While I was thinking..."

because it immediately conveys that you're describing how in the middle of your thinking, the UFO suddenly flew away

BirdLaw

Posted 2017-11-13T20:30:23.017

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