[Grammar] Past simple or Past progressive?

macthenhan

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This is my second post here as I haven't seen my first one for nearly a week. So please take it easy if there are two similar threads started by me @
My problem is as follows:

(1) Did you see John yesterday? He wore a very nice suit.
(2) Did you see John yesterday? He was wearing a very nice suit.

Which is correct? (1) or (2), or both?
I personally think (2) is but I am not sure for that. I would be grateful to all for your useful information.
 

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This is my second post here; [STRIKE]as I haven't seen[/STRIKE] I cant see my first one [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] which I submitted nearly a week ago.
Hello macthenhan, and welcome to the forum. :)
I can't find your other post. I sincerely apologize if it was accidentally deleted.

So please take it easy if there are two similar threads started by me.
My problem is as follows:

(1) Did you see John yesterday? He wore a very nice suit.
(2) Did you see John yesterday? He was wearing a very nice suit.

Which is correct? (1) or (2), or both?
I personally think (2) is but I am not sure for that. I would be grateful to all for your useful information.
You're absolutely right that #2 is more appropriate in that context. The past progressive denotes the action (wear) was a long one.
 
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macthenhan

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Hello macthenhan, and welcome to the forum. :)
I can't find your other post. I sincerely apologize if it was accidentally deleted.


You're absolutely write that #2 is more appropriate in that context. The past progressive denotes the action (wear) was a long one.

Many thanks.
 

teechar

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You're welcome, but please note that you don't need to write a new post to say thank you. Just click Thank/Like instead. :)
 
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