1. From that point things started to get complicated.
  2. From that point things started getting complicated.
  3. From that point things started to getting complicated.

Which of these sentences would be correct, if I want to imply that something happened and things are not in order anymore? All three seem correct to me. But I feel like one of them should be the most correct.

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    (3) is ungrammatical, (1) and (2) are both acceptable. Start takes either the infinitive or the present participle. Commented Feb 9, 2021 at 13:08

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Answer 3 is clearly wrong. We do not want to have to + present participle.

Answers 1 and 2 are just fine. Started to get is quite a bit more common.

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