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    #1

    Past Progressive tense with the when phrase?

    When we use the past progressive tense as in,

    I was actually planning to send you a message.

    Do we still have to continue it with the when phrase?

    I was actually planning to send you a message when I heard you knocked.


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    Re: Past Progressive tense with the when phrase?

    Not necessarily.

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    #3

    Re: Past Progressive tense with the when phrase?

    Your sentence should be

    'I was actually planning to send you a message when I heard you knocking.'

    You could also say

    'I was actually planning to send you a message when you knocked at the door.'

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    #4

    Re: Past Progressive tense with the when phrase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Your sentence should be

    'I was actually planning to send you a message when I heard you knocking.'

    You could also say

    'I was actually planning to send you a message when you knocked at the door.'

    Rover
    Thank you for that, Sir.

    May I just know what rule is that? I never get used to it. But now, I will.

    Examples:

    incorrect:
    heard you knocked
    help you accomplished

    correct:
    as what you said, heard you knocking
    help you accomplish

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