while / during

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Dany

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Hello everyone,

When I have to use "while" and when "during"?

Examples:

1a.) While the summer I stayed on a farm in Tuscany.
1b.) During the summer I stayed on a farm in Tuscany.

2a.) I learned Italian during I was there.
2b.) I learned italian while I was there.

Which of these sentence is correct and why.
I don't understand this :cry:

Kind regards,
Dany
 

Steven D

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Dany said:
Hello everyone,

When I have to use "while" and when "during"?

Examples:

1a.) While the summer I stayed on a farm in Tuscany.
1b.) During the summer I stayed on a farm in Tuscany.

2a.) I learned Italian during I was there.
2b.) I learned italian while I was there.

Which of these sentence is correct and why.
I don't understand this :cry:


Kind regards,
Dany

This should help you.

https://www.usingenglish.com/articles/during-while.html
 

Dany

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X Mode said:


Hello X Mode,

I think that I have understand this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

Thanks :D
 

Francois

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If you don't mind some minor corrections:

I think that I have understood this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here "during" is used, because it refers to "the summer" (correct?)

I met her while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used, because it refers to "on holidays" (correct?)

FRC
 

Dany

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Francois said:
If you don't mind some minor corrections:

I think that I have understood this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here "during" is used, because it refers to "the summer" (correct?)

I met her while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used, because it refers to "on holidays" (correct?)

FRC

:oops:
Thanks for your corrections :D

Dany
 

Steven D

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Dany said:
X Mode said:


Hello X Mode,

I think that I have understand this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

Thanks :D

The sentences are correct, but I would just add this:

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used because it refers to "on holiday" (correct?)


Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.

A noun or a noun phrase follows "during", which functions as a preposition.
 

Dany

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X Mode said:
Dany said:
X Mode said:


Hello X Mode,

I think that I have understand this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

Thanks :D

The sentences are correct, but I would just add this:

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used because it refers to "on holiday" (correct?)


Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.

A noun or a noun phrase follows "during", which functions as a preposition.

WHAT ??? :shock:
NOW I UNDERSTAND PRECISELY NOTHING !!!! :shock:

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME :cry: :cry: :cry:


H E L P ! ! ! ! !
 

Steven D

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Dany said:
X Mode said:
Dany said:
X Mode said:


Hello X Mode,

I think that I have understand this.

I met her during the summer holidays.
Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

Thanks :D

The sentences are correct, but I would just add this:

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used because it refers to "on holiday" (correct?)


Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.

A noun or a noun phrase follows "during", which functions as a preposition.

WHAT ??? :shock:
NOW I UNDERSTAND PRECISELY NOTHING !!!! :shock:

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME :cry: :cry: :cry:


H E L P ! ! ! ! !


What don't you understand?

I think someone else will have to pick it up from here.

TDOL?

Casiopea?

Anyone?
 

blacknomi

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Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.


I met her + while + I was on holiday in Italy.

= Clause + while(conjuction) + Clause [X Mode version]

= Verb Phrase + while(conjuction) + Verb Phrase [UE's version]

Does that help? :D


All the best,
Anyone 8)
 

Dany

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blacknomi said:
Here, "while" is used because a clause, which has a verb, follows it. We can use "while" this way because it is a conjunction. A conjunction joins clauses. The UsingEnglish link calls it a "verb phrase", but the result is the same.


I met her + while + I was on holiday in Italy.

= Clause + while(conjuction) + Clause [X Mode version]

= Verb Phrase + while(conjuction) + Verb Phrase [UE's version]

Does that help? :D


All the best,
Anyone 8)

:angel: Yeep, I have understood it :angel:

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
:popcorn:

Kind regards,
Dany :D
 

blacknomi

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Is :popcorn: an in thing here? :lol:

Glad you understand! Way to go, Dany. :up:
 

Casiopea

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Dany said:
I met her during the summer holidays.
Here it is used "during", because it is refer to "the summer" (correct?)

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here it is used "while", because it is refer to "on holiday" (correct?)

The sentences are correct, but I would just add this:

I met here while I was on holiday in Italy.
Here "while" is used because it refers to "on holiday" (correct?)

You've got it! Don't worry. :D

What X Mode means is this: Use during with things and use while with actions/events, like this,

holiday (thing)
I met her during my holiday. (OK)

I was on holiday (action/event)
I met her while I was on holiday. (OK)

Please note, sometimes the action/event is left out of the sentence, like this,

I met her while I was on holiday. (OK)
I met her on holiday. (OK)
(Note, you can leave out the words 'I was')

I met her while I was eating dinner. (OK)
I met her while eating dinner. (OK)
(Note, you can leave out the words "I was")

All the best, :D
 
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