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    Default Past simple vs past continuous

    Is it correct to say
    my grandmother cooked for us every day until she died or
    should we say
    my grandmother was cooking for us every day?

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    Default Re: Past simple vs past continuous




    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    My grandmother used to cook for us every day.





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    Default Re: Past simple vs past continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    My grandmother used to cook for us every day.





    Your alternative version is fine, Odessa Dawn, but are you saying both of vivtof's sentences are wrong?

    Would you care to comment on the standard of English of someone who claims to be a teacher?

    Rover

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    Sorry & thank you sir for your comment. I will be more careful next time. Yes, I beg you, vivtof & Rover_KE, for forgiveness.





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    Default Re: Past simple vs past continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by vivtof View Post
    Is it correct to say
    'My grandmother cooked for us every day until she died', or
    should we say
    'My grandmother was cooking for us every day'?
    The first sentence is fine.

    The second could be OK if she's still alive.


    Rover

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    Default Re: Past simple vs past continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The first sentence is fine.

    The second could be OK if she's still alive.


    Rover
    So, are you calling the following wrong: "My grandmother was cooking for us every day until she died"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    So, are you calling the following wrong: "My grandmother was cooking for us every day until she died"?
    It's unnatural to me.

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