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    Question Is the action interrupted by the sudden one?

    Is there any interruption in the following sentences?

    1. My brother entered my room while I was taking a nap.

    2. Carlos called me while I was studying.
    3. I was playing soccer when a boy fell down the tree.

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    Re: Is the action interrupted by the sudden one?

    Hi Ikramullah

    Yes, and no. It depends on the context. For example,

    1. My brother entered my room while I was taking a nap, and he stole my wallet. I was sleeping, so I couldn't stop him.

    2. Carlos called me while I was studying, but I was so focused on reading I didn't hear him call me.

    3. I was playing soccer when the boy fell out of the tree, so I didn't see him and couldn't help him.

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