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    "be + sitting" vs "sit"

    Jane was sitting under a tree, playing the guitar.-------- (1)
    Jane sat under a tree, playing the guitar.--------------- (2)

    I would appreciate it, if you could let me know whether there is any difference between the above two sentences. If any, you are kindly requested to explain the difference.

    I look forward to receiving your replies.
    Last edited by sariputra; 08-Apr-2007 at 06:02.

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    Re: "be + sitting" vs "sit"

    In some contexts, we could use either; you could put 'all afternoon' in both. However, if you had 'when she was rudely interrupted', it would only go in the first.

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