Usage examples Past Simple vs. Past Continuous
I was reading when the doorbell rang.
I went to Tokyo last month.
I was studying at the library all day yesterday.
Why was Lucy smoking at the party?
What were they doing when you arrived at the party?
Were they smiling when they saw you?
Was Anna having a shower when an earthquake began?
Were you sleeping when everything happened?
Someone took a picture of Tom while he was sitting on a bench.
Maddie came back at midnight.
My mother was cooking for five hours on Sunday.
We were playing tennis when Alex hurt his wrist.
While I was walking to the university, I witnessed an accident.
Who was Alessia talking to when you saw her?
When I woke up, it was snowing.
When I walked into the room, they were dancing.
Lisa was studying when Joe called her.
Anna was sleeping when the burglars broke into her house.
I wanted to call my mum but I called you instead.
Where was your cousin born?
Bob was waiting for me for two hours yesterday.
I broke my leg when I was skiing.
My mother bought a new bag yesterday.
Anna did not mean to hurt you.
Were they studying at this time yesterday?
I was standing in the line when I saw Mary.
Where was Rob going when he lost his phone?
The children were playing in the park when it started to rain.
My wife arrived when I was having a bath.
Just as Ted was finishing his homework, he remembered another exercise he had to do.
Susie was watching a film when she heard the noise.
What were you doing at eight o'clock last night?
We found the keys we were looking for yesterday.
The bird was singing in the garden when the cat attacked it.
I was watching television when my mother came home.
Emma called me when I was sitting on the train.
What was Jane wearing when you saw her at the theatre?
My best friend graduated from the university in June.
Which shop did Tom go yesterday?
The town was changing quickly.
Was your grandmother working when she met your grandfather?
My granddad went to see a doctor on Friday.
You weren't dancing at noon yesterday.
I met Elisa when I was going to work.
Who did you see at the train station?
Paula was running when the storm started.
Why were you crying when I met you?
Which song were you singing when I came in?