I was shopping / I was doing the shopping

Fredziu

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,

Could someone tell me which of these sentences sounds more natural?

a) I forgot to buy flour when I was doing the shopping this morning.

b) I forgot to buy flour when I was shopping this morning.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I'd choose "shopping", Fred. "Doing the shopping" is also okay, but I see no need to add two words to "shopping" to express the same idea.
     

    Fredziu

    Senior Member
    Polish
    Thank you very much, Owlman5. Just one more question: will it sound equally natural if I use 'while' instead of 'when'?
     
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