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    #1

    simple past and past continuos in the same sentence

    Hi guys. can you help me please?

    Is this sentence correct? I have to write a commentary.

    1-Some great search engine to find a good hotel is AOL . I used it in Spanish, typing Hotel Oslo I found a website containing what I was looking for.

    Can I use the simple past (used) and after a past continuos (typing) ? I think in academic writing if I start writing with the simple past I have to keep on writing with it.

    Would it be better to write like this?

    2- ... I used it in Spanish, and typed Hotel Oslo. I found a ...
    3- ... I used it in Spanish, and after I typed Hotel Oslo I found a ...

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    Re: simple past and past continuos in the same sentence

    I wouldn't use 2 & 3. You could use when I typed "Hotel Oslo". Also, some great search engine doesn't work- use a great...,or AOL is a great....

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    Re: simple past and past continuos in the same sentence

    BTW I was typing is the past continuous, the form you used isn't.

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