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    When do we use" Doing" ..normally we use it to indicate that we are doing something but in following sentence I find it different Please check this and elaborate on the usage of doing :
    1) I had a tough time doing these/the exam (Can we also use writing instead of tough in 1st and 2nd sentence)
    2) I was doing my exams when you called
    Also is the follwoing sentene if my exams are already over last week and if I am saying this sentence after that to my friend then should I say "These" or "The" exams and why?

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    Default Re: When do we use" Doing

    Quote Originally Posted by englishquestion View Post
    When do we use" Doing" ..normally we use it to indicate that we are doing something but in following sentence I find it different Please check this and elaborate on the usage of doing :
    1) I had a tough time doing these/the exam (Can we also use writing instead of tough in 1st and 2nd sentence)
    2) I was doing my exams when you called
    Also is the follwoing sentene if my exams are already over last week and if I am saying this sentence after that to my friend then should I say "These" or "The" exams and why?
    ===Not a teacher===

    I would prefer using "writing" than "doing" (tough will remain the same)

    If you want to refer something that happened in the past, you could say...

    I had a tough time writing those\the exams.("these" can be used if you are talking about the subject having in front of you to show it to your friend)

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