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    Question During or while

    Hi, does anyone have any good tips for teaching the difference between "during" and "while"? I teach English to French so I say it is the difference between "pendant" and "lorsque" .....but asked to explain the actual rule of grammar I get stuck! Thanks for any help you can give

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    Re: During or while

    Quote Originally Posted by loiregem View Post
    Hi, does anyone have any good tips for teaching the difference between "during" and "while"? I teach English to French so I say it is the difference between "pendant" and "lorsque" .....but asked to explain the actual rule of grammar I get stuck! Thanks for any help you can give
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I'd say that both words have the same meaning but are not used in the same way. For example, you can say, "While I was at home I watched TV," but you cannot say, "During I was at home I watched TV."

    A teacher will be able to explain this better.

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    Re: During or while

    During is used as a preposition, and is followed by a noun.
    While is used as a conjunction, and is followed by a clause.

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