While practising past tenses I have encountered a couple of confusing dialogues.
A: How was your holiday?
B: Awful! It __________ (rain) the whole time.
The key says that the right answer is past simple i.e. "rained", but I tend to use past continuous there to say that an action was in progress at every moment during a period of time.
Could someone clarify I am right or not?
And here's the second one:
A: Was Jack practising his guitar again last night?
B: Why do you ask? _________________ (you/try) to call him?
Can I use past continuous there too to say that at the time Jack was practising his guitar, person A was trying to call him (an action in progress at a stated time in past)?