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Why is answer b correct?



teacher6579
Greece

Why is answer b correct?
 
What did he say?
I don īt know. I ............................
a. didn īt listen
b. wasn īt listening


Can anybody explain why answer b is correct???

6 Nov 2014      



isa2
Austria

 At the moment of speaking the person wasn īt listening.
The continuous form stresses what was happening at the moment of speaking.

6 Nov 2014