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While

We use while + subject + verb to talk about two things that happen at the same time. The events don’t have to continue for the same length of time, but they can.

A kitten has fallen asleep while eating its dinner.

The kitten fell asleep while eating its dinner.

• The phone rang while I was watching TV.
(Phone rang – short event, watching TV – longer event)
• I read a book while Josie listened to the radio.
(Both events were for the same length of time)

Remember: While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.
  • Exercise 1

    While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.

    Some of these sentences are correct. Some of these sentences are wrong. Tell me which.

    While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.

    Some of these sentences are correct. Some of these sentences are wrong. Tell me which.

  • Remember: While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.

    While writing his first novel Rex used his father’s old typewriter.

     A dog is sitting at a desk using an old typewriter.

  • Remember: While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.

    While waiting for a bus he fell asleep.