Past continuous

egyptian2017 posted:

Before there was a bus to their village , Adam and John ...... to school.

( were walking / had always walked )

Hello, Egyptian2017: Both choices are possible, but I can guarantee that you're supposed to choose "had always walked." With the past progressive ("were walking"), the suggestion would be that they had a temporary habit of walking to school, and the notion of temporariness conflicts with the "before"-clause situation: Adam and John would have walked to school from the day they started school until there was a bus to their village. Therefore "had always walked" is the only sensible choice.

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