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She's an employee of the law firm. They were having an office party when the man arrived and shot her.

Is "having" perfectly natural here to mean the law firm had a party and during that the man arrived?

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    Although it's a nuance, I would say that people have a party/parties (often meaning a good time) and that firms/organisations hold parties, which has a more formal edge. It's a fine call. Feb 8 '21 at 23:51
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Yes, it is perfectly correct.

Also:

have a bath

have lunch

have a date

etc.

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