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past simple or continuous

Postby Tukanja » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:19 am

What did you do from 9:00 to 9:30 last night?

Should I use the past continuous tense?

I was writing a letter.

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Re: past simple or continuous

Postby alawton » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:38 pm

You could use either. In response to the question you wrote above you could say "I read a magazine and I cleaned the house." You could also say, "I was reading a magazine and cleaning the house." Both work.

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