past progressive vs past perfect progressive

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"They were drilling for two moths before we shut them down." Would this be one of those cases where grammar has been simplified in conversation?
 

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"They were drilling for two moths before we shut them down." Would this be one of those cases where grammar has been simplified in conversation?

It's fine, although I've never heard of "drilling for moths". Is this some species of moth that lives underground?;-)
 
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