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    "But" OR "When" OR "While"

    Dear Sir,Madam, and Teacher,


    A quick one.


    Lee had sent the report ________ he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report.



    Does the sentence structure put influence on using of BUT, WHEN, and WHILE





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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairylord View Post
    Dear Sir,Madam, and Teacher,


    A quick one.


    Lee had sent the report ________ he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report.



    Does the sentence structure put influence on using of BUT, WHEN, and WHILE





    Fairylord
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    Yes, The meaning will be different the sentence structure need to be changed for using when and while.

    1) Lee had sent the report, but he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report. (After sending the report he recieved a memo)
    2) Lee was sending the report when he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report. (At the moment of sending the report he received a memo)
    3) Lee was sending the report while he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report.(At the time of sending the report he received a memo)




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    Re: "But" OR "When" OR "While"

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Yes, The meaning will be different the sentence structure need to be changed for using when and while.

    1) Lee had sent the report, but he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report. (After sending the report he recieved a memo)
    2) Lee was sending the report when he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report. (At the moment of sending the report he received a memo)
    3) Lee was sending the report while he received a memo stating that new findings had been found for him to include in the report.(At the time of sending the report he received a memo)





    Thank you Teacher,Ms Sarat.

    The answers are very clear and quick.

    The second and third would be the same meaning..I See.






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    Exclamation Re: "But" OR "When" OR "While"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fairylord View Post
    The second and third would be the same meaning..I See.

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    Yes, almost same but with little difference, When expresses just at the moment, while indicates during that time. Another example will make things clear.
    I was just going to bed when the telephone rang.
    I clened the utencils while you were cooking dinner.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 26-Sep-2009 at 07:29.

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