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Usage Examples Past Simple vs. Past Continuous

  • Were they smiling when they saw you? -
  • I was reading when the doorbell rang. -
  • Why were you crying when I met you? -
  • My granddad went to see a doctor on Friday. -
  • Which shop did Tom go yesterday? -
  • Why was Lucy smoking at the party? -
  • I was standing in the line when I saw Mary. -
  • Which song were you singing when I came in? -
  • The bird was singing in the garden when the cat attacked it. -
  • Lisa was studying when Joe called her. -
  • While I was walking to the university, I witnessed an accident. -
  • The children were playing in the park when it started to rain. -
  • Paula was running when the storm started. -
  • Emma called me when I was sitting on the train. -
  • Bob was waiting for me for two hours yesterday. -
  • My best friend graduated from the university in June. -
  • Someone took a picture of Tom while he was sitting on a bench. -
  • Where was your cousin born? -
  • Who did you see at the train station? -
  • My mother was cooking for five hours on Sunday. -