past continuous tense

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fatimah_asam

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My colleague asked me why I was so tired this morning.

I answered as follow:
first line: I woke up by my neighbor's noise last night.
second line:
(a)My neighbor could have had a party last night.
(b)My neighbor could have been having a party last night.

For second sentence, I do not know which one is better.
To an English native, which one do you think is more suitable?
 

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First line- this should be I was woken up
(b) is probably better, though it implies that you're not sure whether your neighbour was having a party or not, and if the noise was loud enough to wake you up, you'd probably know.
 
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