ahmed_btm posted:Emad Ragheb posted:
"Yesterday, we were discussing the new project and (having /had ) a good time as well.
It should be 'having'. We were (discussing ...and having= enjoying ...).
I agree with Ahmed_btm that "and having a good time" is probably the answer that is wanted, but "and had a good time" is also OK. Either way, the sentence is rather awkward with "as well" at the end.
The intended meaning, I assume, is that "we" had a good time while "we" were discussing the new project. "As well" suggests that "had/having a good time" was something that occurred separately. I would revise the sentence:
(a) Yesterday, we had a good time discussing the project.
(b) Yesterday, we discussed the project and had a good time doing so.
The use of the progressive ("were discussing") doesn't seem justified by the sentence. Is there a reason to focus on the middle part of the action. We would normally do that if there was an interruption of some kind -- e.g.:
(c) Yesterday, we were discussing the project and having a good time doing so when in marched the project manager, who spoiled our fun.