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Preterite: simple or continuous?
Preterite: BE + -ING
Main use: action in the past, which was being done, when another short action interrupted it.
Syntax: auxiliary BE (was/were) + Verb + -ING
Were they playing football when you saw them yesterday?
Yes, they were playing football when I saw them yesterday.
= Yes, they were.
No, they weren't playing football when I saw them yesterday.
= No, they weren't.
Choose the correct preterite: simple or continuous?
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