Dec 29th, 2020, 12:43 am
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Join Date: May 25th, 2015
| | Past s. & past c.
When an action happened in the middle of another one in the same time, esp. with the use of(as/while, when/and), I noticed that the shorter action(the past simple) doesn't come in the negative. Whereas, the longer action(the past continuous) can.
e.g. I wasn't looking where I was going when/and I bumped into a man.
My question is: can the past simple come in the negative with (when/and ) or wothout them when there is past simple+as/while+ past cont.
I mean, can I make a sentence like this:
I was doing sth and/when sb/sth didn't do sth.
or: While I was doing sth, sb/sth didn't do sth.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by susan53 : Dec 31st, 2020 at 03:04 am.