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    Default Can when be used to introduce a longer action?

    Even when it was raining heavily, he refused to carry an umbrella.
    I suppose it is while, instead of when, should be used here.

    We often prefer while to when to describe the longer action of two events or to talk about two longer actions that go on simultaneously
    I quoted it from BBC Learning English website. Maybe the quote itself already says it clearly:Something is not commonly preferable doesn't mean it's wrong.

    Am I right in thinking so?

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    Default Re: Can when be used to introduce a longer action?

    You are correct. Both are acceptable.

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    Thank you Riquecohen.

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