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Is "as" the correct conjunction to use here?

A cab pulls up. Jimmy gets in the passenger seat.

Cab driver: Hi.

Jimmy: Hi.

As they drive off --

Cab driver: Where to?

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  • yes, it's ok. What are your doubts? – fev Dec 17 '20 at 15:01
  • Didn't know if it should be 'as', 'when', or 'while'. – user125207 Dec 17 '20 at 15:25
  • I would say 'as' is the best. 'While' not bad. 'When' not incorrect, but has a weaker connotation of duration (during). – fev Dec 17 '20 at 15:27
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    The reality would be before they drive off. – Weather Vane Dec 17 '20 at 15:29
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    @WeatherVane Not if Jimmy got in at a traffic light, for example. In any case, it's irrelevant to the question. – Chemomechanics Dec 17 '20 at 20:29

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