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    When/While

    Hi

    Is there any difference in meaning?

    When she was bathing, the phone rang.

    While she was bathing, the phone rang.

    Thank you

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    Re: When/While

    There is no real difference.

    Incidentally, if she were in the bath, most speakers of BrE today would say 'while/when she was in the bath/having a bath' rather than 'while/when she was bathing'.

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    #3

    Re: When/While

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    Is there any difference in meaning?

    When she was bathing, the phone rang.

    While she was bathing, the phone rang.

    Thank you
    Not really, no.

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