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As the victim .... motionless on the ground, the killer .... his weapon?

A) has been lying / reloaded
B) would lie / had reloaded
C) is lying / has reloaded
D) lay / was reloading

  • Welcome to the site. Unfortunately your question is likely to be closed unless you tell us your thinking on this. Which answer(s) do you consider definitely wrong? Which answer do you think is probably the correct one? – Shoe Apr 20 at 7:36
  • Thank you . I picked C but according to my book answer is D ? – mustafa atmaca Apr 20 at 11:44
  • Answer C is possible if someone is telling someone else (who cannot see what is happening) what is happening, and as here means since, because. Sentence D, in which as means while, is possible in contexts that are more likely than C, and is therefore the 'best' answer. But I would say that the was lying/reloaded or lay/reloaded are better still. – Shoe Apr 20 at 12:01
  • I just learned that if you use "as" instead of "while" you use as for clause in which you use continuous forms of verbs .What do you think about that ? – mustafa atmaca Apr 20 at 17:18
  • You can use the continuous form with both as and while. I see no difference. – Shoe Apr 20 at 17:57

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