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    Hi;
    what's the difference between "whilst" and "while"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synp View Post
    Hi;
    what's the difference between "whilst" and "while"?
    Age.

    There is no difference in meaning, but "whilst" is very dated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Age.

    There is no difference in meaning, but "whilst" is very dated.
    There a similar optional but dated "st" in the pair among/amongst . I remember being taught by a priest who insisted that there was nothing in the "Hail Mary"* about "a monk swimming".

    *A prayer that traditionally used the words "blessed art thou amongst women".

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    thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by synp View Post
    thanks for your help
    You're welcome.

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