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    during and while

    What's the difference of the words "during and while" written in a sentence?
    thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: during and while

    Quote Originally Posted by lyfen View Post
    What's the difference of the words "during and while" written in a sentence?
    thanks in advance.
    Try writing some sentences using "during" and "while" and we will comment on them.

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    #3

    Re: during and while

    Ok, thanks,
    I go to Asia during the summer holidays.
    She comes in while i have my lunch.

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    #4

    Re: during and while

    Quote Originally Posted by lyfen View Post
    Ok, thanks,
    I go to Asia during the summer holidays.
    She comes in while I have my lunch.
    Yes, those are possible. It's difficult to think of a context for the second one though.

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    #5

    Re: during and while

    Yes, as at this moment i don't have any ideas on mind to make a sentence, but is "when" the same "while" when we use in a sentence. thanks

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    #6

    Re: during and while

    [QUOTE=lyfen;842772] is "when" the same "while" when we use in a sentence.


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I am also a learner who gets confused by these two words.

    (2) I recently found an explanation from the British Council (online). It greatly helped

    me, so I am delighted to share it:

    When is used for shorter actions; while is used for longer actions.

    (a) Please study these examples:

    I was riding my bike when I fell down.
    I fell down while I was riding my bike.

    I was reading a book when the telephone rang.
    The telephone rang while I was reading a book.

    (3) All of those examples are credited to the British Council. They are NOT mine, so

    they must be correct.

    (4) If you have more questions, just ask here. The great teachers will be happy to

    answer you.

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    Re: during and while

    Thank you so much of your help.

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