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Tense correction

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31 Jan 2018, 22:37
Can anyone tell which of the following two sentences is correct?

Because i worked in a factory and was located in a small town,It wasn't possible for me to meet people from different background and get some real world exposure

Because i was working in a factory and was located in a small town,It wasn't possible for me to meet people from different background and get some real world exposure

Can we use was working and was located in the second sentence?
Are both the sentences correct?

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31 Jan 2018, 23:45
Both seem fine stomar67. Is there a specific GMAT question of similar nature that is bothering you?
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01 Feb 2018, 01:05
I was writing a essay and this problem came in my mind.
Two clauses are joined by 'and' so i think working and located should be parallel.it must be worked and located.
Right?

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01 Feb 2018, 01:08
No...worked and was are the two parallel verbs.

located is not a verb here, but a past participle.
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01 Feb 2018, 08:06
So both sentences are correct?

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02 Feb 2018, 13:13
"Was Working" is a past continuous tense and past continuous describes actions or events in a time before now, which began in the past and is still going on at the time of speaking.
So correct option would be to use the first one.
Re: Tense correction   [#permalink] 02 Feb 2018, 13:13
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