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    developed or was developing

    Their friendship _____ quickly over the weeks that followed.
    A. developed B. was developing

    I chose B, as I thought it was meant to show a certain period of time.

    Does it make sense?

    What's your opinion? Are they both right?



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    Re: developed or was developing

    In that example, I would use a). If there were more context, b) could work, but without context, it sounds strange to me.

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