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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.

    I met her + while + I was on holiday in Italy.

    = Clause + while(conjuction) + Clause [X Mode version]

    = Verb Phrase + while(conjuction) + Verb Phrase [UE's version]

    Does that help? :D


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    Yeep, I have understood it

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    #12
    Is an in thing here?

    Glad you understand! Way to go, Dany.

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    #13

    Re: while / during

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany

    I met her during the summer holidays.
    Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

    I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
    Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

    The sentences are correct, but I would just add this:

    I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
    Here "while" is used because it refers to "on holiday" (correct?)
    You've got it! Don't worry. :D

    What X Mode means is this: Use during with things and use while with actions/events, like this,

    holiday (thing)
    I met her during my holiday. (OK)

    I was on holiday (action/event)
    I met her while I was on holiday. (OK)

    Please note, sometimes the action/event is left out of the sentence, like this,

    I met her while I was on holiday. (OK)
    I met her on holiday. (OK)
    (Note, you can leave out the words 'I was')

    I met her while I was eating dinner. (OK)
    I met her while eating dinner. (OK)
    (Note, you can leave out the words "I was")

    All the best, :D

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    #14

    Re: while / during

    Thanks a lot

    Dany

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    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Is an in thing here?

    Glad you understand! Way to go, Dany.

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    #16

    Re: while / during

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Thanks a lot

    Dany
    You're welcome. :D

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