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The party, starting/started at 7:30, was followed by a dinner.

I feel both are correct. Am I right?
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wangqh2696122The party, starting/started at 7:30, was followed by a dinner.I feel both are correct. Am I right?
You are not right. Carefully consider the two choices again.
as what i've learnt, they are right for informal situation.
the complete one will be, "the party is started (starts) at 7:30, it is followed by a dinner".
That's what i have learnt Emotion: smile
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Because "start" can be either a transitive verb or an intransitive verb, I think we can use active or passive voices.
anna indraas what i've learnt, they are right for informal situation.the complete one will be, "the party is started (starts) at 7:30, it is followed by a dinner".That's what i have learnt
You don't need to add any words. Just choose between "started" and "starting".
if it is so,the the choice will be "started" because the next sentence is used past tense.
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anna indraif it is so,the the choice will be "started" because the next sentence is used past tense.
1) There is only one sentence.
2) All of the verbs in a sentence don't have to be of the same tense.
3) Try one more time. Emotion: smile
I'd say... The party, starting at 7.30, was followed by a dinner.

The only thing I don't get is why dinner is preceeded by the indefinite article here...
The party, starting at 7:30, was followed by a dinner. Emotion: yes
"starting" is an adjective.

or

The party starting at 7:30 was followed by a dinner.
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