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Hello,

If the answer is "It was showing at the Rio Cinema"

Then the correct way build the question is "Where does it showing? " or "Where did it show?"
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Einde O'Callagh
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[q1]> Hello,[/q1]
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[q1]> If the answer is "It was showing at the Rio Cinema"[/q1]
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[q1]> Then the correct way build the question is "Where does it showing? " or "Where did it show?"[/q1]

Neither! "Where was it showing?"

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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"Einde O'Callaghan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> "news.verizon.net" wrote:[/q1]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Hello,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > If the answer is "It was showing at the Rio Cinema"[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Then the correct way build the question is "Where does it showing? " or "Where did it show?"[/q2]
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[q1]> Neither! "Where was it showing?"[/q1]
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[q1]> Regards, Einde O'Callaghan[/q1]
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Thank you for replying

But I'm confused, if it's in the past, so why we using the verb "ing = showing"
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[q1]> "Einde O'Callaghan" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > "news.verizon.net" wrote:[/q2]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Hello,[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > If the answer is "It was showing at the Rio Cinema"[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Then the correct way build the question is "Where does it showing? "[/q3]
or
[q3]> > > "Where did it show?"[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Neither! "Where was it showing?"[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Regards, Einde O'Callaghan[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thank you for replying[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> But I'm confused, if it's in the past, so why we using the verb "ing = showing"[/q1]
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The auxiliary verb determines the tense: was showing = past continuous is showing = present
continuous will be showing = future continuous

Kristina
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[q1]> "Einde O'Callaghan" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > "news.verizon.net" wrote:[/q2]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Hello,[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > If the answer is "It was showing at the Rio Cinema"[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Then the correct way build the question is "Where does it showing? " or "Where did it show?"[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Neither! "Where was it showing?"[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Regards, Einde O'Callaghan[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thank you for replying[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> But I'm confused, if it's in the past, so why we using the verb "ing = showing"[/q1]

The tense here is the "past continuous" or "past progressive". This tense is formed with teh past
tense of teh verb "to be" and the "-ing" form of the verb, which is sometimes called the present
participle (which may be what is confusing you), but is also known as the gerund (or, in a different
usage,the gerundive).

REgards, Einde O'Callaghan
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