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    Past simple or past continous?

    Dear teachers,

    can someone please tell me which of these sentences is correct / sounds more natural?

    As she was walking from one flower to another, she suddenly found herself in the middle of a wood.

    As she walked from one flower to another, she suddenly found herself in the middle of a wood.


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    Re: Past simple or past continous?

    I would use 'was walking'. For details, see http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.o...ast-continuous

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    Re: Past simple or past continous?

    I'd use "As she walked ..."
    This doesn't have the "Something happens while another thing is happening" condition that I think Matthew is referring to. And it sounds like part of a story in the simple past. But one would need to see the wider context to make the best choice.

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