[Grammar] Continous/Indefinite tense in main clauses

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Mr.Lucky_One

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Hi.
I would like to know if the second sentence of the following ones is correct.

1. While I was making dinner, my sister was watching TV.
2. While I was making dinner, my sister watched TV.

If it is, what are the differences between them?
 

bhaisahab

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Hi.
I would like to know if the second sentence of the following ones is correct.

1. While I was making dinner, my sister was watching TV.
2. While I was making dinner, my sister watched TV.

If it is, what are the differences between them?

They are both correct and there is no practical difference in meaning.
 

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The continuous form can be used to emphasise the duration of the action in the main clause, but usually there is not much difference.
 
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