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    #1

    ...they turned up this morning while I was in a meeting.

    Hi

    ...they turned up this morning while I was in a meeting.

    or

    ...they turned up this morning whilst I was in a meeting.

    Thanks! :)

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    #2

    Re: ...they turned up this morning while I was in a meeting.

    Both are possible, but the first is far more likely.

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    #3

    Re: ...they turned up this morning while I was in a meeting.

    Quote Originally Posted by eyefordetail View Post
    Hi

    ...they turned up this morning while I was in a meeting.

    or

    ...they turned up this morning whilst I was in a meeting.

    Thanks! :)
    Although I understand from your profile that your native country is England, for your information you will never hear "whilst" in AmE conversation.

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