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When I was a small child, I ………… with my grandparents.

a. lived b. was living

I think both "a" and "b" are OK. Am I right?

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Omar AhmedI think both "a" and "b" are OK. Am I right?

I have to say no. The time set by "when" works against the progressive aspect. "In 1984, I was living …" is more like it. However, even that would require a special context, which makes the simple past the best answer.