Traveling abroad after a hectic day of meetings, I needed a break. Seeing a crowded cafe, I entered. Having ordered a vanilla latte, I waited. Looking around, my eyes were drawn to a woman by the window looking outside. Sitting quietly and serenely, her presence was somehow comforting to me.
One student asked me to explain the difference between these two sentences: I saw a cat jump in the car. I saw a cat jumping in the car. In #1,the cat jumped one time only. (saw = simple past tense) In #2, the cat jumped many times (jumping = continuing