a background situation

Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello teachers,
Question:
How can I explain to the students what a "background situation" is in the definition below?

I found this definition somewhere on the net:
One of the uses of the past progressive is used to provide a background situation for another action.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    "background situation" = context; description; painting a scene in words, etc.
     
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