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    grammar - past tenses

    hello,

    I would be grateful if you answered my questions:

    1)This a sentence form my grammar book ,
    I was washing my hair when the telephone rang.
    If the above is corect why
    I was watching tv when my sister talked on the phone.
    is incorrect.

    2)What is the difference between the sentences below?
    a) I was watching TV while my sister was talking on the phone.
    b)I watched TV while my sister talked on the phone.

    thanks

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    Re: grammar - past tenses

    1- phone rang = short action my sister on the phone = longer action

    2 Both are fine.

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