Simple Past Tense with Past Continuous Tense



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Simple Past Tense with Past Continuous Tense :



1. He fell down while he was running.

2. The light went out while I was reading.

3. I lost my pen when I was playing tennis.

4. He jumped off the bus while it was moving.

5. I dropped the watch while I was winding it.

6. You were sleeping when I called at your home.

7. I was doing my homework w hen he came in.

8. It was raining when I went out.

9. We were living in England when the war broke out.

10. He was studying in this school when Gandhiji visited Chennai.

When the two tenses are used together, the Past Continuous usually refers to a longer background action, while the Simple Past refers to a shorter action that happened in the middle of a longer one.



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