Hazem
What the difference if i said (i didnt fake it)..why it should be past continous? The only problem is that depression actually isn’t something I could control. I really was depressed.( I wasn’t faking it). I just bought into the whole myth about depression, and so I couldn’t be that person — the depressed person. I had to be faking it.
Oct 15, 2019 3:01 PM
Answers · 2
You can say "I didn't fake it" or "I wasn't faking it", both are correct. For my English ears "I wasn't faking it" sounds more accurate because we are talking about a thing that lasts a long time (depression). It is not something that happens in a second. If I wanted to tell someone that I wasn't able to hit a baseball with a bat I would say "I didn't hit it", I wouldn't say "I wasn't hitting it". I don't know how a professional teacher would explain it, but that is how I see it.
October 15, 2019
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Hazem
Language Skills
Arabic, English
Learning Language
English