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    while/when + ING

    Hi there,

    Consider these sentences:

    1 - I sprained my ankle when (or while) I was jogging.
    2 - I sprained my ankle when (or while) jogging.

    I believe the two ways are possible, but it lacks me the grammar explanation. Could you help me with that?

    Thanks.

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    Re: while/when + ING

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    'When' doesn't sound right in the second sentence, but I couldn't tell you why exactly. It feels too specific for the use of 'when'. If it were a general statement, it would sound all right:

    "People who sprain their ankle when jogging should avoid putting weight on it until it's been iced and bandaged."

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