How to use PAST CONTINUOUS correctly?


Dear All,


Can we say: 

"I was being at home when he came to visit."

or we just simply say that:

"I was at home when he came to visit?"


Thank you.

asked Jun 12 '13 at 16:22 Hoang New member

2 answers


You might say, "I was working at home when he came to visit," but it's unnecessary to use "being" in your sentence. "I was at home" is a state of being, so it's redundant to use the word "being" in that one case.

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 17:39 Carroll Cadden New member

"I was at home when he came to visit"

This sentence is grammatically correct.

link comment answered Jun 13 '13 at 17:36 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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