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  1. Katyya
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    countinuous

    Hello,
    Could you please tell me if it is possible to use countinuous in the following sentences:
    -What WERE you DOING at the weekend?
    -We went to a seaside resort and we WERE STAYING in a lovely hotel.
    (or 'What DID you do' is better?)
    Thanks for help

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    Re: countinuous

    Of course "what did you do on the weekend?" is better.
    we went to a seaside resort and stayed in a hotel.

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    Re: countinuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Katyya
    Hello,
    Could you please tell me if it is possible to use countinuous in the following sentences:
    -What WERE you DOING at the weekend?
    -We went to a seaside resort and we WERE STAYING in a lovely hotel.
    (or 'What DID you do' is better?)
    Thanks for help
    I think "what do you do on the weekend" is the most suitable question,why?,because it's about a habit and we use the simple present in this case.But it also depends on the situation,"what did you do on the weekend" is also correct if you mean "last weekend".

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    Re: countinuous

    'What were you doing at the weekend?' could be used with a different meaning- I was expecting you to do something, you didn't so I want to know exactly what happened.

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