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    Я смотрел телевизор и попил чаю.

    Я смотрел телевизор и попил чаю.

    Which of the following can the above sentence mean?

    A. I watched TV and then drank tea.
    B. While I was watching TV, I drank tea.
    C. I watched TV and drank tea at the same time.
    D. I drank tea and then watched TV.
    E. The above sentence is wrong so it does not make sense.

    Thank you.

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    It's more like B.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo View Post
    It's more like B.
    Thank you for your reply.

    Any possibility of A. "I watched TV and then drank tea." ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    Any possibility of A. "I watched TV and then drank tea." ?
    for the closest C with minimal changes you need to change смотрел to посмотрел
    for the A you need to change it like in C and add затем or потом before попил
    B would be Я пил чай когда смотрел телевизор

    BTW your initial sentence consists of two independent actions which cannot be described on the timeline by either of options, however you cannot say that it doesn't make sense at all
    It's more like list of actions
    I was watching TV, I also has drunk tea

    Eizokusei wa mukuwa reru

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    IMO it is either B or independent actions (with not specified mutual positions in time).
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Cмотря телевизор, я попил чаю.

    Попив чаю, я смотрел телевизор.

    (Different meanings.)

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    Both parts of the scentence have different forms of verbs. Смотрел means that I was watching, while попил is an ended, so-called совершенный, verb. The closest answer is A, bit the correct scentence would be Я смотрел телевизор и пил чай.

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