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Hi, Can we use the past progressive and present progressive tenses like this?

1.
(present progressive)

John is at home. He is playing the piano. (Then), he sees a bird flying over the roof of a little hut outside.

2.
Does it always to be in the pattern of "He was playing the piano when Jane walked in"?
(past progressive)

John was at home. He was playing the piano. (Then), he heard a cry from outside.
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AnonymousHi, Can we use the past progressive and present progressive tenses like this?

1.
(present progressive)

John is at home. He is playing the piano. (correct use of present progressive) (Then), he sees a bird flying over the roof of a little hut outside.

2.
Does it always to be in the pattern of "He was playing the piano when Jane walked in"? No, but this is a very frequent pattern.
Example: This morning Jane was shopping and getting ready for the holidays.
(past progressive)

John was at home. He was playing the piano. (Then), he heard a cry from outside.

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Thank you. Are you saying this is correct?

John was at home. He was playing the piano. (Then), he heard a cry from outside.