During and while

July 16, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using during or while.

Hints

  • During is a preposition. It is followed by a noun.
  • While is a conjunction. It is followed by a clause.

1. I read a lot of books …………………. the summer vacation.

a) during

b) while

2. I learned some Spanish ………………… I was working in Spain.

a) during

b) while

3. He arrived ………………… I was out.

a) during

b) while

4. She called me ………………… the lunch break.

a) while

b) during

5. He was in hospital ……………….. the winter.

a) during

b) while

6. I will see you for a few minutes ………………. the afternoon.

a) during

b) while

7. I woke up several times ………………… the night.

a) during

b) while

8. I will phone you ……………… the meeting.

a) during

b) while

9. I met him ………………. my stay in Canada.

a) during

b) while

10. I met him …………………. I was working in Canada.

a) during

b) while

Answers

1. I read a lot of books during the summer vacation.

2. I learned some Spanish while I was working in Spain.

3. He arrived while I was out.

4. She called me during the lunch break.

5. He was in hospital during the winter.

6. I will see you for a few minutes during the afternoon.

7. I woke up several times during the night.

8. I will phone you during the meeting.

9. I met him during my stay in Canada.

10. I met him while I was working in Canada.

Free Grammar Guide: "120 Deadly Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes."