Student or Learner
I read the following first sentence in a book. I don't understand why the author is using present continuous tense in the second half of the sentence. # 2 is my sentnece. Are both sentences convey the same thing?
1. I always read when I am eating.
2. I always read when I eat.
I wonder if any other natives can see this this difference:
I always read when I'm eating = When I choose to read, I do it while I'm eating (so I can get two things done at once)
I always read when I eat = Every time I eat, I also read (so I don't feel lonely taking my meals all alone)
Obviously that part in parentheses aren't part of the sentence, but they might explain the motivation of saying these things.