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    #1

    when he was frying/when he fried sausages

    Are the following sentences both correct?

    Tim set fire to his kitchen Last week when he was frying / when he fried sausages? If so, what is the difference in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: Simple and progressive Form ok?

    You shouldn't capitalize "Last", and you should end the sentence with a period instead of a question mark, but aside from that, either version is correct.

    There isn't any difference in meaning.
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    #3

    Re: Simple and progressive Form ok?

    ...When (or while) he was frying sausages is more natural because it means he was in the act of frying the sausages when the accident occurred.
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    #4

    Re: Simple and progressive Form ok?

    Jokies, I have changed your thread title.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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