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Or imagine a mother giving her two-year-old daughter a bath, allowing the girl’s reverie with her bath toys as she makes up stories and learns to be alone with her thoughts,all the while knowing her mother is present and available to her.
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Can I use " all the while she knows" instead of " all the while knowing" ?[/FONT]
 
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No, you can't. "all the while knowing....." is a participial phrase which modifies "the daughter".
 
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You could just say knowing.
 
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