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    Usage of the past continuous.

    I'm writing an essay and you know how confused one gets in the process. So, suddenly I'm not sure if addresseng the past conrinuous to a time after is correct, such as in:

    I had done my duty, and since I wasn't working the day after, I went for a late drink with my friends, that night.

    I'm pretty sure it's okwy, since you can address the present continous to the future, as in:

    They are working tomorrow

    I'm tired, dizzy and befuzzled... Can anyone help my shaky confidence?
    Last edited by Mannysteps; 25-May-2011 at 17:44. Reason: Too dizzy

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    Re: Usage of the past continuous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    I'm writing an essay and you know how confused one gets in the process. So, suddenly I'm not sure if addresseng the past conrinuous to a time after is correct, such as in:

    I had done my duty, and since I wasn't working the day after, I went for a late drink with my friends, that night.

    I'm pretty sure it's okwy, since you can address the present continous to the future, as in:

    They are working tomorrow

    I'm tired, dizzy and befuzzled... Can anyone help my shaky confidence?
    "I had done my duty, and since I wasn't working the day after, I went for a late drink with my friends, that night." This is fine, though I'd put "next day" instead of "the day after".

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    Re: Usage of the past continuous.

    My sincere thanks Bhaisahab. You must know how the mind wanders and loses track when you have been immersed in words, words, words and nothing but words for days on end...

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