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During

We use during + noun to say when something happens. We don’t write a period of time with it.

A close up view of a bull during a chase.

During my holiday I met a nice bull.

• He fell asleep during three hours. WRONG
• He fell asleep during the presentation. CORRECT
• During the winter we get a lot of snow. CORRECT

Remember: No time period with during.

 

  • Remember: No time period with during.

    During take off I get frightened.

     A plane is preparing to take off. Behind it is the wreckage of another plane that has been burnt.

  • Remember: No time period with during.

    During a visit to a church many funny things can happen.

  • For, During or While?
    During no time period. While two actions. For with time period. (3:15)

    Vocabulary Video Lesson: The Zodiac
    This vocabulary lesson will help you define Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. (8:00)