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Hi! Id like ti ask about these three examples:

1) "She FELT very tired, and while she was finishing her studying, she fell asleep." or "She WAS FEELING very tired, and while she was finishing her studying, she fell asleep" is the correct one?

2) Is this sentence possible: "Sally didn't go to a boxing match before." ? Or the verb form can only be "hadn't gone" ?

3)"For a week we CLIMBED/WERE CLIMBING higher and higher, folowing the map, which Tom STUDIED/WAS STUDYING from time to time." Which verb forms are correct?

Thanks a lot in advance! :-)
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1) They are both in the past tense. The difference is that the 1st is simple past and the second is past perfect which in my opinion sounds better. As I said, both are correct.

2) That sentence would requre more at the end. Ex: Sally didn't go to a boxing match before tonight"

3) Both are but "climbed" and "was studying" sound best together.
anonymous kitty cat1) They are both in the past tense. The difference is that the 1st is simple past and the second is past perfect which in my opinion sounds better. As I said, both are correct.
Not past perfect, kitty cat, but past continuous (was + ing form). Past perfect is "had" + past participle (She had been feeling very tired").
anonymous kitty cat2) That sentence would requre more at the end. Ex: Sally didn't go to a boxing match before tonight"
It would be much more natural to say "Sally hadn't been to a boxing match before". (past perfect tense).

BillJ
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Hello. I agree with kitty's replies to 1 aand 3 - but she is not correct in respect of 2. The example she quoted is not proper English. A natural English speaker would say: Sally had never been to a boxing match before.
ArchieWWI agree with kitty's replies to 1
So what makes you think that "She was feeling" is past-perfect?

BillJ
Sorry Bill - I didn't realise that was what I said - I'm new to this and finding posting on this forum slightly confusing.
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No problem; welcome to the Forums, by the way.

BillJ