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    While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Hello

    I am writing this sentence in a letter and I don't know which of the following sentences are correct.

    1-"While conducting the project, he proved to be talented."
    2-""When conducting the project, he proved to be talented."
    3-""During conducting the project, he proved to be talented."
    4-"In conducting the project, he proved to be talented."
    5-"Conducting the project, he proved to be talented."


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    #2

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    in

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    #3

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    in
    Why "in"?

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    #4

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Hello.
    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    I think 1, 3, 5 are correct, but I'd use only the fifth one.

    I just want to know what our teachers will say.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    "His surname was Poliorcetes, a Greek word meaning "besieger of cities," because in conducting sieges he proved himself a perfect genius".

    by Rosalie Kaufman


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    #6

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    1 and 4 are acceptable to me. However, I would rewrite it:
    "His conducting of the project proved his talent."
    In real usage, starting with a gerund (5) is not as common as many students here seem to think it is.

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    #7

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1 and 4 are acceptable to me. However, I would rewrite it:
    "His conducting of the project proved his talent."
    In real usage, starting with a gerund (5) is not as common as many students here seem to think it is.
    The -ing word in #5 is a participle. It is not a noun.

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    #8

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The -ing word in #5 is a participle. It is not a noun.
    OK, the comment still applies with the correction.

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    #9

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    Thanks every body. Between "His conducting of the project proved his talent" and "In his conducting of the project proved his talent" which one would you choose?

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    #10

    Re: While/when/during/in conducting the project, he proved to be talented."

    "In his conducting of the project proved his talent" is not correct English.

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