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Spelling confusion?

Amylg05

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Hello - I am a beginner with Japanese and I am only a little aware of tenses and forming sentences etc. I am currently going through some stuff on Anki but I got a little confused by these 2 sentences:

ゆきがふっていました (it was snowing)
あめがふりました (it rained)

Now in English these would both be past tense and the verb is falling - which in the first sentence is shown as ふって but in the second as ふり I am just wondering what the difference is?

Thank you! ^-^
 

OoTmaster

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-ています is for ongoing actions. So it would be the difference between past and past progressive. For example "Last year I was running everyday" compared to "Yesterday I went for a run."
 
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