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    #1

    I said, I was saying

    What's the difference between the following sentences? Thank you.

    I can't remember what I said.
    I can't remember what I was saying.

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    Re: I said, I was saying

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    What's the difference between the following sentences? Thank you.

    I can't remember what I said.
    I can't remember what I was saying.
    They are used differently. Examples:
    I can't remember what I said to make you so angry.
    I can't remember what I was saying when you so rudely interrupted.

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    Re: I said, I was saying

    I can't remember what I was saying when you so rudely interrupted.
    was+verb(ing)= past continues. It means when you do something like drinking tea, something happened suddenly.
    I was drinking tea when my mother called me.
    Am I right?
    Last edited by Devil's tear; 09-Dec-2007 at 08:49.

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    Re: I said, I was saying

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    was+verb(ing)= past continues. It means when do some thing like drinking tea, something happened suddenly.

    I was drinking tea when my mother called me.

    Am I right?
    I think you are right about past continuous, but why did something have to happen suddenly?


    What kind of tea was it?

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    Re: I said, I was saying

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I think you are right about past continuous, but why did something have to happen suddenly?


    What kind of tea was it?
    ahauahauahauaha
    No at all I'm straight. I swear to God.
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