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    • Join Date: Jun 2004
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    Question pls check this multiple choice question

    I couldn't understand why the correct answer is as follows:

    As a teenager, my brother always ....... the same tune when he ....... a shower.

    I give you two options which I think confusing;
    a) whistles/ takes
    b) whistled/ was taking

    The correct answer is said to be (b). Could someone please tell me the reason or whether that one is the corret one?

    • Join Date: Jul 2005
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    Re: pls check this multiple choice question

    "As a teenager" refers to a time in the past, so the use of verbs in the past tense is correct. Other examples:-

    1. As a boy, my father used to go fishing a lot.
    2. As a girl, my mother worked as an air hostess.

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