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    was not retiring

    Does this mean "he was not retiring at that moment" or "was not going to retire"? Is it a past progressive tense or past future form?

    1)In 2007, Dr. Randy Pausch gave his farewell lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. However, the 46-year-old computer science professor was not retiring. The husband and father of three children was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer* and was told he only had a few months

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    Re: was not retiring

    He wasn't giving a farewell lecture because he was retiring. He was unfortunately having to leave his job because he had terminal cancer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: was not retiring

    Oh, it seems like progressive form.

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