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Could you please tell me if the following sentences are the same?
She came when I was cooking.
I was cooking when she came.
I see the second is often used but what about the first? (in my language, they are the same).
Thank you so much!
Last edited by crazYgeeK; 31-May-2011 at 05:37.
In English, the order in which we place the words in a sentence often
responds to what we consider to be the most important point in a question.
"She came when I was cooking," answers the question, "When did she come?"
"I was cooking when she came," answers the question, "What were you doing when she came?"