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    Continous/Indefinite tense in main clauses

    Hi.
    I would like to know if the second sentence of the following ones is correct.

    1. While I was making dinner, my sister was watching TV.
    2. While I was making dinner, my sister watched TV.

    If it is, what are the differences between them?

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    Re: Continous/Indefinite tense in main clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Hi.
    I would like to know if the second sentence of the following ones is correct.

    1. While I was making dinner, my sister was watching TV.
    2. While I was making dinner, my sister watched TV.

    If it is, what are the differences between them?
    They are both correct and there is no practical difference in meaning.

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    Re: Continous/Indefinite tense in main clauses

    The continuous form can be used to emphasise the duration of the action in the main clause, but usually there is not much difference.

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