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Hanni9
Vietnam

Help me please!
 
Please help me . Put the verbs into the correct tense
The man (fall) as he (get) into the bus
My answer is FELL and GOT... But i also wonder if the second is GOT or WAS GETTING. Please help me to solve this. Thanks in advance

24 May 2010      



anaram
Spain

I would say "was getting". The way I see it, unless the context implies otherwise , it īs a progressive action in the passed interrupted by another action.

24 May 2010     



Hanni9
Vietnam

Thanks, but i am wondering that the second action happens quickly, I mean in a short time, so we often used the past simple "GOT". Am I wrong?

24 May 2010     



Babs1966
France

As it īs an action of the past seen in its progress, you must use WAS GETTING Wink

24 May 2010     



Macu G
Spain

The correct answer is FELL and WAS GETTING

24 May 2010