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Simple Past Vs Past progressive

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Simple Past Vs Past progressive

Postby BigCheese » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Could you please tell me which Sentence is correct:

We spoke French before we have moved to England 18 years ago.

We were speaking French before we have moved to England 18 years ago.

I know that we have to use the present progressive when we are talking about a temporary state in the past.. but are 18 years still temporary?

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Re: Simple Past Vs Past progressive

Postby Alan » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:21 am

Neither!

--> We were speaking Frech before we MOVED...
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