When & while are both used to talk about time, but they are not used the same way. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between when and while. This comes up on the TOEIC exam sometimes, and even if you are not studying for TOEIC, I think it’s good to know.
Here are the example sentences:
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When or while:
- When Jack gets to the office, we will begin the meeting.
- While I was cooking dinner, the smoke alarm went off.
- While I was working on the report, Jack was fixing the printer.
- Jim is always listening to the radio while he is driving.
- While I was sleeping, my neighbor was playing loud music.
- When I got home I took off my suit and relaxed.
- I got nervous when the boss called me into his office.
- When I woke up I noticed it was raining.
- When I was a kid, I was very curious about electronic equipment.
- Jack played basketball when he was in high school.
- When my parents got married they lived in the suburbs.
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