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    "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    I am wondering if the expression "while at the same time", after another sentence where we are describing certain aspects of a sport, can start a second sentence describing other characteristics. Is it possible at the beginning of a sentence or is there other more appropriate expression (although at the same time,....)?

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    #2

    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    Please give us some example sentences using your suggested construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    Playing soccer is a very healthy activity, and (other aspects of playing soccer). While at the same time, it is also an excellent way to socialize. For example.

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    #4

    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    No. It doesn't work at the beginning of a new sentence.

    Playing soccer is a very healthy activity while, at the same time, it is an excellent way to socialise.

    Note the placement of "while at the same time" and the comma placement.

    If you want to write it as two sentence, remove "while". Playing soccer is a very healthy activity. At the same time, it is an excellent way to socialise.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    Thanks. But isn't there any expression similar to "while" that works at the beginning of a second sentence as described in the example?

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    #6

    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    You could use "and".

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    #7

    Re: "While at the same time..." at the begining of a sentence.

    The real problem for you to understand is that the first sentence is long. So it is better to start a new sentence. Or perhaps a semicolon. What do you think of "while at the same time...." after a semicolon? Or perhaps "although at the same time..."

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