Ali was enjoying his weekend at the sports center in Manama. He was playing in a local pool championship. Ali 1 had played/had been playing well for half an hour and 2 won/had won three of the first five games. He put down the glass he 3 was drinking/had been drinking from and was getting ready to pot the black to win the final game when his false teeth dropped out.

My take on it: 1 - both are possible 2 - both are possible 3 - not sure

  • This seems like a homework question, which isn't something we do here. Also, have you searched already for the differences among these tenses? What do you already know and what about these choices confuses you?
    – gotube
    Nov 21, 2022 at 5:00
  • 2 and 3 are confusing. Especially 3. If it's "was drinking" then it's not logical. Is it OK to interrupt an action in the Past Continuous? "I put down the glass from which I was drinking". ???
    – user1425
    Nov 21, 2022 at 5:25


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