While and during

August 4, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using during and while.

During is a preposition; while is a conjunction.

A preposition should be followed by a noun or pronoun. A conjunction should be followed by a clause.

1. I met a nice French girl ……………….. my stay in Switzerland.

a) while

b) during

2. ……………… I was holidaying in Switzerland, I met a nice French girl.

a) While

b) During

3. I learned some Russian ………………. I was studying in Russia.

a) while

b) during

4. We can meet ………………. lunchtime.

a) during

b) while

5. It happened ………………. I was working in the garden.

a) during

b) while

6. I was in hospital ………………… the winter.

a) during

b) while

7. The shop was closed ……………….. the whole of March.

a) during

b) while

8. I had some strange experiences ………………. working in France.

a) while

b) during

9. I woke up ……………….. the night.

a) while

b) during

10. I cooked dinner ………………. Samuel watched TV.

a) while

b) during

Answers

1. I met a nice French girl during my stay in Switzerland.

2. While I was holidaying in Switzerland, I met a nice French girl.

3. I learned some Russian while I was studying in Russia.

4. We can meet during lunchtime.

5. It happened while I was working in the garden.

6. I was in hospital during the winter.

7. The shop was closed during the whole of March.

8. I had some strange experiences while working in France.

9. I woke up during the night.

10. I cooked dinner while Samuel watched TV.

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