[QUOTE=pawel151990;819576]Explain the difference between the pairs of sentences below. :
a) I was leaving when miss murphy entered the shop.
b) I left when miss murphy entered the shop.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) The teachers want us learners to try answering the questions first. Then they will check your answers. OK?
(2) I think that it is OK if I try to answer your first question.
(a) I was already leaving the shop (I was actually walking to the door) when Ms. Murphy (by coincidence) walked into the shop.
(b) I was shopping in the store. Ms. Murphy entered the store. When I saw her, I quickly left the store. (Maybe I didn't want her to see me.)
(3) If you will explain what you think the other sentences mean, then the outstanding
teachers here will comment on them.
Student or Learner