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Can we drop the modal verb int the verb that comes after and

I mean:

I was walking and listening to music

Is it correct or should I say:

I was walking and was listening to music


I was walking and I was listening to music


And which one of the above is not correct

Jan 23, 2015 12:28 AM
Comments · 5

Numbers 1 & 3 are correct, number 2 is not used.

January 23, 2015

By the way, was is not a modal verb.


To be and to have are auxiliary verbs. They simply support the main verb when it's in participle form (seeing and seen for example).


Modal verbs are must, may, can, will, shall, may, could, would, should. These indicate attitude of some kind.

January 23, 2015

You're welcome, Miriam. Keep up the good work!

January 23, 2015

Hi Miriam, you can just say "I was walking, listening to music."

January 23, 2015

Thanks Phil

January 23, 2015
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