202 – As vs. While – English Grammar Lesson

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As vs. While - English Grammar Lesson

The taxi came as I walked out of my office.

We use while & as to talk about time, but the way we use them is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between while & as and see how you can use them in your English conversation.

Here are the example sentences:
Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details

Using AS:

  • As I stood up, I began to feel dizzy.
  • As I opened the window, the air conditioner fell out.
  • As I turned around to ask them to be quite, the man next to them scolded them.
  • Just as he finished his speech, everyone stood and applauded loudly.
  • Let’s all say “Happy Birthday” just as she walks in the room.
  • Just as we pulled out of the drive way, I realized I had left my wallet on the kitchen table.

Using WHILE:

  • While I was working, the phone rang many times. “During the time I was working….”
  • While having dinner, I generally don’t watch TV.
  • While I was traveling to the office, I decided to take a nap on the train.

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