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    #1

    While I was/had been sleeping

    "I told my mom that I had seen my uncle standing on the corner of the room while I was sleeping/I had been sleeping on my bed."

    "I" was awake when he had seen his uncle.

    Which one is right?
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    #2

    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    "I" was awake when he had seen his uncle.

    For the third time, Checkmate: Get into the habit of ending every sentence with a punctuation mark.

    Your post doesn't make sense.

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    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    "I" was awake when he had seen his uncle.

    For the third time, Checkmate: Get into the habit of ending every sentence with a punctuation mark.

    Your post doesn't make sense.
    What doesn't make sense?

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    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    If you were sleeping, how could you see your uncle? If it was in a dream, you need to say so.

    In your second sentence, who is 'he'?

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    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If you were sleeping, how could you see your uncle? If it was in a dream, you need to say so.

    In your second sentence, who is 'he'?
    "I told my mom that I had seen my uncle standing on the corner of the room while I was awake/I had been awake sleeping on my bed."

    'He' is 'I'.

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    #6

    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    You can't be awake and sleeping at the same time.

    Do you mean 'lying on my bed'?

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    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can't be awake and sleeping at the same time.

    Do you mean 'lying on my bed'?
    I forgot to omit the "sleeping".

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    #8

    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    It should be "standing in the corner", not "on the corner".

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    #9

    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    I told my mum that I saw/had seen my uncle standing in the corner of my room while I was lying on my bed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: While I was/had been sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I told my mum that I saw/had seen my uncle standing in the corner of my room while I was lying on my bed.
    Present:
    "I see my uncle standing in the corner of the room while I am lying".

    Tell mom:
    "I saw my uncle standing in the corner of the room while I was lying".

    Flashback:
    "I told my mum that I had seen my uncle standing in the corner of the room while I had been lying".

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