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    which tense

    Are both past simple and past continuous tense appropriate in this sentence? Or only one of them? if so which? and could you explain why?

    " I remember how we ........ (to enjoy) ourselves last summer. "
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    Re: which tense

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    Re: which tense

    Quote Originally Posted by lurker View Post
    " I remember how we ........ (to enjoy) ourselves last summer. "
    I would use "enjoyed" or "used to enjoy", not "were enjoying".
    The time to use "were enjoying" in this context is something like, "I remember how we were enjoying ourselves last summer until my father suddenly died."

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    Re: which tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I would use "enjoyed" or "used to enjoy", not "were enjoying".
    The time to use "were enjoying" in this context is something like, "I remember how we were enjoying ourselves last summer until my father suddenly died."
    I agree that "were enjoying" is wrong in that context, I wouldn't use "used to" with "last summer", though. I would use "enjoyed".

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    Re: which tense

    I would use "enjoyed". It is a completed past action.

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    Re: which tense

    If that is the complete sentence, I'd use the past simple too. You would need something more to justify using the past continuous.

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