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Message de babeth54 posté le 10-02-2010 à 22:32:01 (S | E | F)
My English teacher told me that we do not use " When + past continuous". We have to use "While".
For example : He broke his leg when he was skiing.
What do you think about it ?
Thank you for your advice,
Modifié par lucile83 le 10-02-2010 22:32
Réponse: Past continuous de lucile83, postée le 10-02-2010 à 22:35:29 (S | E)
when = quand
while = pendant que ( 2 actions simultanées)
He broke his leg while he was skiing.
Your teacher's right!
Réponse: Past continuous de eagertolearn, postée le 11-02-2010 à 11:01:49 (S | E)
that's true we use when + simple past and while + past continuous because when is always followed by a short action and while by a long one.
e.g:while I was watching TV the telephone rang
I hope this explanation is useful for
Modifié par lucile83 le 11-02-2010 21:30
We write I, not i
No sms style here,thank you.
Réponse: Past continuous de babeth54, postée le 11-02-2010 à 20:48:17 (S | E)
Thank you for your explanations. It is clearer. Have a good evening.
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