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uktous

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Hi,

Question:
While is a conjunction.
So sentence 1 is incorrect and sentence 2 is correct.
Agree?


Sentence1:
While studying in the UK I had a girl friend.
Sentence2:
While studying in the UK, I had a girl friend.



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Hi,

Question:
While is a conjunction.
So sentence 1 is incorrect and sentence 2 is correct.
Agree?


Sentence1:
I had a girl friend while studying in the UK.:tick:
Sentence2:
While studying in the UK, I had a girl friend.:tick:

Thanks
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uktous

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Hi,

Can I ask you a further question?


"While studying in the UK, I had a girl friend."

A conjunction can join 2 sentences together.

"I had a girl friend" is a sentence.
"studying in the UK" is not a sentence.



So, both sentence 1 and sentence 2 are wrong.


Agree?


Thanks
 

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"While studying ..." is a reduced form of "While I was studying ..."
Both of the sentences ticked in green above are correct.
But change "girl friend" to "girlfriend".
 

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Hi,

Can I ask you a further question?


"While studying in the UK, I had a girl friend."

A conjunction can join 2 sentences together.

"I had a girl friend" is a sentence.
"studying in the UK" is not a sentence.



So, both sentence 1 and sentence 2 are wrong.


Agree?


Thanks
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I agree with you that "while" is a conjunction.
However, in your case, "while" is an adverbial clause of time"(subordinator) that modifies the main clause "Ï had a girl friend".
If the sentence is paraphrased as follows, "while" is a conjunction:
I had a girlfriend while I was studying in the UK.
(Maybe I am wrong. The knowledgeable teachers here will give you a better answer.)
 

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But change "girl friend" to "girlfriend".

I checked the same and it seems both versions are possible.
Girlfriend -> A boy's (or girl's :shock:) girlfriend.
Girl friend -> A boy's or girl's best female friend.

Maybe I misunderstood it, though...

Cheers!
 

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I checked the same and it seems both versions are possible.
Girlfriend -> A boy's (or girl's :shock:) girlfriend.
Girl friend -> A boy's or girl's best female friend.

Maybe I misunderstood it, though...

Cheers!
I agree with the tautology that "girlfriend" means someone's girlfriend, and I think this is likely to be uktous's meaning.
 
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