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    As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    Dear teachers.
    What is difference between these simultaneous expressions?
    (I guess someone might ask similar question before but the keyword is so common that I wasn't able to found out.)
    1.The earl had a meal as playing cards.
    2.The earl had a meal while playing cards.
    3.The earl had a meal playing cards.
    And the tense used in front and after is not corresponding in my sentence. Should I make them same tense?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    "while" means, at the same time as:

    2) The earl had a meal while playing cards.

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    Re: As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    Thank you, Casiopea. And I discovered a profitable reference, too. It explained enough about what I wanted to know.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv294.shtml
    But I got another problem... I'm afraid it's somewhat foolish question, though...
    I couldn't clearly get what your answer meant. Did you mean "while" is most preferable?

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    Re: As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    That's correct, Nanatuha. Sentences 1. and 3. are ungrammatical (*). Sentences 2., with "while", is grammatical.

    1. *The earl had a meal as playing cards.
    2. The earl had a meal while playing cards.
    3. *The earl had a meal playing cards.

    All the best.

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    Re: As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    Thank you much.

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    Re: As and While and Simultaneous expressions.

    You're welcome.

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