What is the difference among these sentences:


Why were you so tired yesterday?


  1. Because I jog all morning.
  2. Because I was jogged all morning.
  3. Because I had been jogging all morning.
  4. Because I had been jogged all morning.
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    Would tell us about your thoughts. What do you think about those 4 answers? What is your paraphrase? Also, the title and examples are not completely matched.
    – Cardinal
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 20:30

1 Answer 1


Consider the following definitions:

Jog verb
1 [no object] Run at a steady gentle pace, especially on a regular basis as a form of physical exercise
2 [with object] Nudge or knock slightly: a hand jogged his elbow

Your #1 and #3 use definition 1. If you meant that you meant that you were tired due to all the exercise, then #3 works because the past perfect indicates a completed action - in this case, the action leading to your tiredness the day before. However, the present tense of #1 ("Because I jog all morning.") indicates a recurring activity - you habitually use your mornings for jogging. It doesn't directly answer why you were so tired on a specific day (yesterday).

Your #2 and #4 use definition 2. If you meant that you were tired from being pushed around all morning (and presumably having to work to maintain your balance), then both #2 and #4 work (both indicate completed actions, in this case performed on you).

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