As the end <drew><was drawing> closer, the United States <became><was becoming>

JJXR

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Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Source:

How 15 Days Became 45: Trump Extends Guidelines To Slow Coronavirus

Sample sentences:

1. As the end of the 15 days drew closer, the United States became the nation with the most reported cases of the virus, surpassing China.

2. As the end of the 15 days was drawing closer, the United States became the nation with the most reported cases of the virus, surpassing China.

3. As the end of the 15 days drew closer, the United States was becoming the nation with the most reported cases of the virus, surpassing China.

4. As the end of the 15 days was drawing closer, the United States was becoming the nation with the most reported cases of the virus, surpassing China.

Question:


Version #1 is the original. I wonder whether the tenses in bold in the other three versions.


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
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