hello everyone , i have a question about tenses , is it correct to say:when John was playing cards , his brother was doing his home work
is it correct to say was doing , if not why ?
so you're saying that there is nothing wrong with using the verb"to do " in a progressive tense , i though it is like one of those verbs "to have " to undrestand"... can't be put in the progressive tenses
"Doing" can certainly be progressive.
I am doing laundry.
He was doing his homework.
At this time tomorrow, I will be doing the dishes.
(Remember that proper English does require the use of capital letters.)
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.