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    Whilst at

    A part-time job whilst at university can have a positive impact on your life.
    How to use "whilst at" in a sentence?And what's the difference between while?

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    Re: Whilst at

    How to ​can I use "whilst at" in a sentence?
    You used it correctly in that sentence.

    There's no difference. AE speakers don't use 'whilst' much - if at all.

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    Re: Whilst at

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You used it correctly in that sentence.

    There's no difference. AE speakers don't use 'whilst' much - if at all.
    This is not my sentence.I don't understand why "whilst" "at " can be used together. Can I say "while at"?

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    Re: Whilst at

    Yes, you can say "while at." Or "whilst at."

    You can't very well say "while university," can you? A person isn't "university."

    Read "at university" as "attending university" if it helps you to understand the structure. "While attending university."

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    Re: Whilst at

    Can I say "when at university?"

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    #6

    Re: Whilst at

    You can.

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    Re: Whilst at

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You can.
    Can I change the sentence structure like this?
    Whilst at university, a part-time job can have a positive impact on your life.

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    Re: Whilst at

    No. The job is not attending the university (as the sentence, read literally, suggests); you are.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Whilst at

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. The job is not attending the university (as the sentence, read literally, suggests); you are.
    1.A part-time job whilst at university can have a positive impact on your life.
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    2.A part-time job whilst you are at university can have a positive impact on your life.
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    3.Whilst you are at university, a part-time job can have a positive impact on your life.
    Are they the same?

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    Re: Whilst at

    Yes.

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