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    I was lloking for my dog for 3 hours

    Is it correct to use the Past Continuous here (in bold)?
    Yesterday I was walking my dog. It saw a cat and ran away. I was looking (or I looked?) for my dog for three hours. Then I felt tired and went home. And it was sitting near my door. I felt so happy!

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    Re: I was lloking for my dog for 3 hours

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, English Hobby:

    May I suggest something like:

    Yesterday I was walking Mutt, my dog, when he saw a cat and ran after it. I looked three hours for Mutt, but I became tired and returned home. And there he was -- sitting in front of the front door! It was one of the happiest days of my life!

    HAVE A NICE DAY!

    P.S. Here in the United States, many people love their pets so much that they are a "he" or a "she." "It" would refer to an animal unknown to you.

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    Re: I was lloking for my dog for 3 hours

    Thank you, TheParser!

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