Interested in Language
Look at these sentences:
1) I was doing the same thing every day, but they didn't give me any new responsabilities
One of my students inquired me if he could invert the tenses:
2) I did the same thing every day, but they were not giving me any new responsabilities.
In our native language people use the gerund form very often and for all verbs, and I wonder if this "weren't giving" sounds unatural. What do you, native speakers, think of it?