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    Smile Im eating while Im watching TV

    Hello~ Im so confused about how to say when I do two or more things at the same time. Would you please help me out?


    Thanks for your letter. It was so funny and enjoyable.
    ⓐ I was laughing and laughing while I am reading your letter.
    ⓑ I laughed and laughed while I am reading your letter.

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    A: What are you doing?
    B: Im eating while Im watching TV.
    I eat while Im watching TV.
    Im watching TV while Im eating.




    Thats no good. You are talking such a long while you are driving.

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    You should break the bad habit.
    You are all the time thinking others while we are talking.

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    Exclamation Re: Im eating while Im watching TV

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Im so confused about how to say when I do two or more things at the same time. Would you please help me out?


    Thanks for your letter. It was so funny and enjoyable.
    ⓐ I was laughing and laughing while I was (am) reading your letter.
    ⓑ I laughed and laughed while I was (am) reading your letter.
    When you are expressing two actions, it is wrong to express one in the past and the other in the present, You have to express both in the past. Of course, you can say one in past simple and the other in past continuos.

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    A: What are you doing?
    B: Im eating while Im watching TV.
    I eat while Im watching TV.
    Im watching TV while Im eating.
    All are correct.




    Thats no good. You are talking such a long while you are driving.

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    You should break the bad habit.
    You are all the time thinking of others while we are talking.
    mrm

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    Re: Im eating while Im watching TV

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post

    A: What are you doing?
    B: Im eating while Im watching TV.
    I eat while Im watching TV.
    Im watching TV while Im eating.



    The second one is not an answer to the question. Instead, it is about a habitual behavior.
    A: I eat while I watch TV.
    B: I watch TV while I eat.

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