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    Can I use this tense (past continuos tense) here?

    The royal troops had to handle the curious crowd with much difficultly, now they felt more confused and difficult to treat the naughty boy that was boldly bathing in the lake right at the time when the King came to enjoy the beautiful scene of the lake. Without a mere delay, some troops with spears in their hands waded into lake, seizing Quat and bring him ashore to rope him.
    However, roping the boy was not an easy job. Quat was struggling hard with his hands waving around, legs kicking about and mouth shouting loudly. He caused such a disturbing sight that had ever seen.


    Can I use this tense (past continuos tense) here?

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    Re: Can I use this tense (past continuos tense) here?

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixqn81 View Post
    the royal troops had to handle the curious crowd with much difficultly, now they felt more confused and difficult to treat the naughty boy that was boldly bathing in the lake right at the time when the king came to enjoy the beautiful scene of the lake. Without a mere delay, some troops with spears in their hands waded into lake, seizing quat and bring him ashore to rope him.
    however, roping the boy was not an easy job. Quat was struggling hard with his hands waving around, legs kicking about and mouth shouting loudly. He caused such a disturbing sight that had ever seen.


    can i use this tense (past continuos tense) here? yes
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    Re: Can I use this tense (past continuos tense) here?

    can you explain why we use this tense. How about the past simple tense? Which is better here?

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