To the prompt "What historical moment would you like to have participated in?", my ESL student chose a Queen Live Aid concert, saying:
I’m a huge fan of Queen and Freddie Mercury so I think that I would totally cry all concert long. When the piano [to start] playing Bohemian Rhapsody, I would get goosebumps.
Since English doesn't seem to have a pure subjunctive form, I can't seem to find a solution to the verb 'to start'. I've asked around and got too many different answers.
Are any of these correct?
- When the piano starts, I would get goosebumps.
- When the piano would start, I would get goosebumps.
- When the piano started, I would get goosebumps.
- As soon as the piano started, I would get goosebumps.