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    Was doing and do

    Dear teather:
    I'm a Chinese girl. Now I have a question to answer you, please write back to me. Thank you very much
    (1).The class was holding a meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
    (2).The class held a meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
    Which of the two questions is correct? Why?
    Please answer the question for me. Thank you very much again! :wink:

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    jack_yond Guest
    both are right , aren't they ,teacher?
    ps:i'm also a beginner ,hhoho

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    Re: Was doing and do

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Margaret
    Dear teather:
    I'm a Chinese girl. Now I have a question to answer you, please write back to me. Thank you very much
    (1).The class was holding a meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
    (2).The class held a meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
    Which of the two questions is correct? Why?
    Please answer the question for me. Thank you very much again! :wink:
    That's right. :D Both are correct. The difference between 'was holding' and 'held' has to do with continuity. 'was holding' expresses a state of on going, like this,

    The class was holding a meeting last Wednesday afternoon when the fire alarm went off. (i.e., while we were meeting, the alarm sounded) Both the meeting and the alarm happened during the same time.

    All the best,

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