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Can i use "while" instead of "but"?



 
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Can i use "while" instead of "but"? #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:01 am   Can i use "while" instead of "but"?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or & so", question 4

I wanted to go to the rock concert ......... all the tickets were already sold out.

(a) so
(b) but
(c) and

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or & so", answer 4

I wanted to go to the rock concert but all the tickets were already sold out.

Correct answer: (b) but

Your answer was: correct
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Can i use "while" instead of "but" in this sentence?

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While vs. instead #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:55 am   While vs. instead
 

No, because the meanings of while are confused. If you move the dependent clause to the front, it would be OK:

While all the tickets were already sold out, I (still) wanted to go to the rock concert.
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