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Compound sentence (2)

Postby SARDORBEK » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:21 pm

When my sister___at the college 2 years ago, she___to learn
several foreign languages.

A) was studying / tried
B) studied / was trying
D) was studying / was trying

Which one(s) is/are correct? If more than one answer is correct,
which one would be the most natural choice?

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Re: Compound sentence (2)

Postby Alan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:57 am

All are grammatically possible. A would probably be the most natural.

Henceforth, for queries relating to such general differences between tenses, please consult the EFL Learning Centre.

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