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    #1

    What tense is this?

    Hi,

    I've been asked to write the tense/aspect for this sentence.

    When our first child (a) was born, we (b) had been living in London for seven years.

    (a) ?

    (b) Past perfect continuous

    I can't decide what to put down for (a). Past simple, past continuous or past tense passive voice.

    I think it's past simple.
    It seems to fit what that this tense is used for (an action that happened in the past and was
    completed in the past)

    I think past continuous would only fit if the child was being born.

    I'm still learning about past tense passive voice so I'm unsure about that one.

    Any help with this would be great.
    Thanks

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    Re: What tense is this?

    I just confirmed my answer, (a) is simple past tense.

    This site helped.

    Past Continuous Tense #2, by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons

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