| || | حروف الجر والروابط الزمنية : for - during - while - when
* * * * * * Prepositions and Conjunctions of Time - for / during / while / when
For For shows how long something happened. It is used to refer to a period of time. For example
We're ging to live in Malta for 6 months
She's in New York for a few days
We went to Saudi Arabia for a week
While / During Both during and while refer to a period of time in which something happens.
My phone rang while
I was in a meeting
My phone rang during
the meeting During is used with a noun or noun phrase.
We were busy during the weekend During the night
the cat woke me up
The Athenians suffered heavy losses during the battle of Salamis While is used with a subject and verb.
- We went shopping while you were sleeping
You shouldn't eat while you are
in the library While I was working
I got an email from Tamara
When / While When and while can both be used when two things happen at the same time When two continuous actions happen at the same time, we usually use while.
For example While
you were studying I went out shopping Studying
are actions When two short events happen at the same time, we use when
. For example "When
I saw you I didn't recognize you" I saw you
and I didn't recognize you
are individual events
I heard you when
you opened the door
In this situation while
is incorrect. For example "While
I saw you I didn't recognize you" When one continuous background situation occurs and one shorter event occurs at the same time, when and while can both be used.
I was in Rome I met my wife "
I was in Rome I met my wife"
"I cut myself while
I was cooking dinner"
"I cut myself when
I was cooking dinner" The position of while and when clauses is interchangeable with usually little difference in meaning
Don't forget to lock the door when
you go out When
you go out don't forget to lock the door
We're still growing while
other businesses are losing clients الموضوع الأصلى من هنا: English4arab http://www.english4arab.net/vb/t8094-post94621.html While
other businesses are losing clients, we're still growing أخيكم / سيد إسماعيل
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