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Preposition During versus conjunction While



 
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Preposition During versus conjunction While #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:33 am   Preposition During versus conjunction While
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #94 "While, during and for", question 7

I hurt my leg ......... the third quarter of the basketball match.

(a) while
(b) during
(c) for

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #94 "While, during and for", answer 7

I hurt my leg during the third quarter of the basketball match.

Correct answer: (b) during

Your answer was: incorrect
I hurt my leg while the third quarter of the basketball match.
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what is different between " While" & " During"

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Preposition During versus conjunction While #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:03 am   Preposition During versus conjunction While
 

Hi

During is a preposition and it is used with a noun or a noun phrase:

- during the movie
- during the day
- during our vacation
- during the last week in August

While is a conjunction and is generally followed by a subject and verb / verb form:

- while I was watching the movie
- while having lunch
- while we were on vacation
- while you were out of the office

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