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    #1

    while or when

    The accident happened while I was on my way to work.

    Is it correct to use when to replace while in the above sentence?

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    #2
    They are both possible.

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    #3
    Is it correct to use "when" to replace "while" in the above sentence?
    Is it correct to use 'when' to replace 'while' in the above sentence?
    Is it correct to use when to replace while in the above sentence?

    Please use some way of distinguishing the words you are asking about from the rest of the text.

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    #4
    Not a teacher.

    While only can be used in something that is in underway.
    When can be used both in something that is in underway and something that can not lasts.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Mar-2014 at 11:28. Reason: Added "Not a teacher".

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    #5
    Wangyueeva, it is admirable that you wish to help other students but your post contains errors and you failed to state that you are not a teacher.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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