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I'm convinced she wasn't paying attention at the time.
= She couldn't have been paying/be paying attention at the time.
Why is it impossible (and not right) to use "be paying" in the sentence?
Oh... I am sorry, but I don't know how to delete the thread.
I'd just like to tell you that you don't have to answer my question, as I have just realized I do know why the form "have been" was used... At least I believe it's the reason I think.