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    When do we use" Doing"

    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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    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) - I think you meant to ask "Can we also use "writing" instead of "doing", not "writing" instead of "tough"!)
    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?
    We don't usually "write" an exam. We do an exam. We take an exam. We sit an exam.

    If the exams are over, I would say "I had a tough time doing those exams". Those = the specific exams which you took last week. You can also say "I found those exams really tough".

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