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The telephone rang Doing my homework: Long- period action Continuous action Telephone rang: Short-period action Action

that interrupts other action e.g. While I was doing my homework, the telephone rang. When the telephone rang,I was doing my homework
second form of the verb

"When" is often followed by Simple Past Tense, whereas "while" is usually followed by Past Continuous Tense. "While" expresses the idea of "during that time." Exercises:Look at the picture above and make sentences by and hile!" 1- The postman/deliver the letters/John/clean the windows. While John was cleaning the windows,the postman delivered the letters. When the postman delivered the letters,John was cleaning the windows. - !y grandmother/dust the house/my mother/answer the door. - "andra/loo# through the window/the postman/come. $- "ally/ see the postman /my uncle /spea# with me. %- The dog/bar#/my mother/answer teh door. We were having a party when it started to rain yesterday.

using both hen

And we were playing taboo and listening to music.

&&&'ill in the blan#s with the correct tense( "imple )ast or )ast *ontinuous Tense. a- While she +++++++++++ ,wash- the clothes. / ++++++++++,open- the t.v. b- / +++++++++,read- a boo# when the accident +++++++++++,happen-. c-When the thief +++++++++++,enter- the building. The 0rowns +++++++++++,drin#- champagne and +++++++++++++ ,celebrate- their %th anniversary. d-/ +++++++++,brea#- the vase while / +++++++++++,run-after my little son. e- !y mother +++++++++++,see- !elinda while she +++++++++++,wal#down the street. f- While ++++++++++ ,do- my homewor#. somebody ++++++++++ ,callmy name. g-When John +++++++++++,come- to house.we ++++++++++++++, tal#on the phone with granma. h-When "andra++++++++++ ,leave- the brother +++++++++++ ,ride- a bi#e in the par#. i-!y father and my brother +++++++++++ ,repair- the car in the garage when the earth1ua#e ++++++++++ ,happen-.

2oo# into paranthesis and do what is wanted. e.g. 3ou were #ust studying when she called.,45nswer( Were you 6ust studying when she called4 1-While we were having the picnic. it started to rain. ,when++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -What were you doing when the accident occurred4 ,-++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 7- When he arrived home.we were discussing.,while++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ $- When / went to 2ondon.2inda was living in that city.,where++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ %-They were playing hide-and-see#.,-++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8-*hildren were buying hamburger when the man shouted at them.,while++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 9-While the women were having dinner.the waiter dropped he tray on their table.,when++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ :-"he was wor#ing in the ban# at that time.,4++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ;-We were studying <nglish when the door was #noc#ed. ,what+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++