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    Question Sleep and slept

    Hello.... Could someone explain to me what are the differences between these 2 sentences, please?

    1. I was sleeping....
    2. i slept....


    I was Sleeping show I am in the process sleeping, how about i slept? what does it indicates?


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    Default Re: Sleep and slept

    what you did.:)
    Used together with some time indicator. I slept yesterday.

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    Default Re: Sleep and slept

    I was sleeping as the match was going on.
    I slept last night so I couldn't see the match.

    Do you get the rules behind from the above examples I have given?

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    Question Re: Sleep and slept

    Thank Fazzu and Bernadetta!


    That means when a sentence is builded by simple past MUST Use together with some time indicator?

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    Default Re: Sleep and slept

    Not necessarily. Sleeping, in this case, is the progressive tense of the verb to sleep. It indicates an ongoing action and requires some sort of helping verb.
    I was sleeping when you called.
    I should be sleeping by the time you get home.
    I might have been sleeping when the neighbors came over.
    I will not be sleeping until I finish this.


    Slept is just the simple past of the verb to sleep.
    I slept on the couch.
    He slept in a hotel.
    They slept until noon.

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