Student or Learner
Would this sentence be grammatically correct?
"Have you ever been watching a soccer match when your wife has been swamped with cooking for Thanksgiving Day?"
=Not a Teacher+
In your sentence, the activities would not extend to the present.
Last edited by ostap77; 06-May-2011 at 22:16.
"So you've been watching a soccer match when she's cooked lots of food for Thanksgiving Day."?
"Have you ever been watching a soccer match when she's cooked food for Thanksgiving Day?"
Last edited by ostap77; 08-May-2011 at 10:49.
"when she was cooking".
But a sentence like this with, "Have you ever been doing something ... when ..." implies that you are doing something continuously when something happened at a fixed point in time.
By saying it wasn't grammatical, I meant you shouldn't model a sentence on it because it will not be what you want.
You probably mean something like, "Have you ever sat down and watched a soccer match while your wife has been swamped with cooking?" This is a template you can use.