[Grammar] "I saw him while going" check this sentence

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billamama

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If I want to say that I saw a person when I was going somewhere,should I say the following?

"I saw him, while going"?

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Tullia

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If I want to say that I saw a person when I was going somewhere, should I say the following?

"I saw him, while going"?

Please give suggestions.


I would avoid that exact phrasing, because while it's not wrong exactly, it could potentially be confusing to a listener if you or he were going (wherever) - especially if you aren't talking to a native English speaker.

It would be better clarified and sound just as natural to say either "I saw him while I was going (wherever)" or "I saw him while on my way to (wherever)" as both these examples make it 100% clear that it is you who are travelling to the stated destination.
 

billamama

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Thanks, for your quick reply I was waiting for this solution, actually It was from my last interview, so i want to clarify it badly. Thank you very much.
 

billamama

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What about this one?
"I saw him at the time of going"... I asked one of my students' (No,No,I don't teach english) and she wrote this one and show it to her private tutor, he said it's ok.
But is it really correct?
 
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