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I told myself that I would practice my Spanish with you this morning.

Or

I was telling myself that I would practice my Spanish with you this morning.

Are both useable and the same?

Thanks!
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They are both possible, but they are not the same. We use different tenses and aspects because we want to say different things. Sometimes the difference may be very slight, but there always is a difference.

We would need a lot more context before we could say if one of your forms was more likely than the other.
fivejedjonThey are both possible, but they are not the same. We use different tenses and aspects because we want to say different things. Sometimes the difference may be very slight, but there always is a difference.We would need a lot more context before we could say if one of your forms was more likely than the other.
Could you tell me the slight difference between the above sentences? Thank you!
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PreciousJones fivejedjonThey are both possible, but they are not the same. We use different tenses and aspects because we want to say different things. Sometimes the difference may be very slight, but there always is a difference.We would need a lot more context before we could say if one of your forms was more likely than the other.Could you tell me the slight difference between the above sentences? Thank you!
Without more context one cannot be exact.The difference is not necessarily slight.

In very general terms, the past simple presents something as a complete past situation The past progressive suggests the duration of that situation. We are more concerned with the on-goingness of it at a past point in time or during a past period than with the beginning and end of it.
fivejedjon PreciousJones fivejedjonThey are both possible, but they are not the same. We use different tenses and aspects because we want to say different things. Sometimes the difference may be very slight, but there always is a difference.We would need a lot more context before we could say if one of your forms was more likely than the other.Could you tell me the slight difference between the above sentences? Thank you!Without more context one cannot be exact.The difference is not necessarily slight.In very general terms, the past simple presents something as a complete past situation The past progressive suggests the duration of that situation. We are more concerned with the on-goingness of it at a past point in time or during a past period than with the beginning and end of it.
It's just breakfast conversation with a bilingual friend. So, I was telling her what I had been thinking.
PreciousJonesIt's just breakfast conversation with a bilingual friend. be sufficient context to decide whether one form would be more likely than the other.
The four or five lines of conversation before you uttered the words might be sufficient context to decide whether one form would be more likely than the other.
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fivejedjon PreciousJonesIt's just breakfast conversation with a bilingual friend. be sufficient context to decide whether one form would be more likely than the other.The four or five lines of conversation before you uttered the words might be sufficient context to decide whether one form would be more likely than the other.
We decide to meet at a diner for breakfast and the moment we sit down she starts speaking to me in English, so I just decided to tell her:

I told myself that I would practice my Spanish with you this morning.

Or

I was telling myself that I would practice my Spanish with you this morning.

What's the difference and which should be used?

Thanks!
I give up. Use either.
fivejedjonI give up. Use either.
Wow, and you call yourself a teacher? Your patronizing and condescending attitude should be banned from this website. I hope a moderator sees your sarcasm and takes away your right to instruct on this site.

I give up... Use either... You're not a teacher, just a bigot pretending to be one.
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