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    asked, was asking

    I asked you not to move my nailscissors--now I can't find them.

    I would think "was asking" could be used to replace "asked". What do you think? Thank you.


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    Re: asked, was asking

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I asked you not to move my nailscissors--now I can't find them.

    I would think "was asking" could be used to replace "asked". What do you think? Thank you.
    No...the simple past tense is suitable. The sentence is correct as written.

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