Was taking an examination or had been taking?

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Was taking an examination or had been taking?

Post by Frieda » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:12 pm

I missed the meeting yesterday. But I was (or had been?) taking an examination?

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Re: Was taking an examination or had been taking?

Post by Joe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:26 pm

It's hard to say because the paragraph lacks logic. Do you mean because, not but? If so:

I missed the meeting yesterday because I was taking an examination.
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Re: Was taking an examination or had been taking?

Post by Frieda » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Yes I mean I could not be at the meeting, because I had something else to do.

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Re: Was taking an examination or had been taking?

Post by Joe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:34 pm

I missed the meeting yesterday because I was taking an examination. :ok:
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