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    Question What did you do when... VS What were you doing when...

    - What did you do when your wife told you about her love affair?
    (possible answers)
    I killed her,
    I divorced her

    VS

    What were you doing when your wife told you about her love affair?
    (possible answers)
    I was driving home
    I was at the door
    I was listening to music.

    Could you tell me if these sentence are correct?

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    Re: What did you do when... VS What were you doing when...

    They will be correct sentences if you end them all with a full stop.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Question Re: What did you do when... VS What were you doing when...

    Thank you very much for the answer.
    Would someone be so kind to write additional examples in a similar way to the ones above (contrasting Simple Past vs Simple Past Continuous changing only tenses, and not the rest of sentence)

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    #4

    Re: What did you do when... VS What were you doing when...

    We don't do the writing for you.

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