Learn English Grammar – WHILE vs. DURING

MIchael Grammar

Dont-Say-during-driving
Both during and while indicate a period of time or an even in which something happens. The difference is the way that we use these words, and that usage is why we can’t say during driving.

We use during followed by a noun. Usually, that noun is some kind of event that happens over time. For example, you can say during dinner, during work, during the day, during the meeting, during my childhood, etc…

  • I can’t use my cell phone during work, so don’t text me then.
  • We don’t watch TV during dinner.
  • I ate popcorn during the movie

On the other hand, we use while followed by a gerund – that’s the ING VERB.

  • I can’t use my cell phone while working.
  • Please don’t watch TV while eating.
  • While giving his speech, the presenter made several interesting points.

By the way, you can also use while followed by a subject and verb.

  • I like to listen to music while I do my homework.
  • While I was eating lunch, I read my book.
  • You are not supposed to use your cell phone while you are working.

How about you? Why don’t you leave your example sentences using during and while below? It’s good practice.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!


FREE Phrasal Verb Workshop

Let’s Master Phrasal Verbs & Vocabulary

In this FREE phrasal verb and vocabulary workshop I’ll teach you

  • What phrasal verbs are and how we use them
  • Why it is important for you to study phrasal verbs
  • How to learn and actually remember this vocabulary using my proven 3 Easy Step Method.

My students tell me that it’s easy to learn phrasal verbs but really difficult to remember them when you need to use them. Now, I’ll show you how to do both!

Start really building your vocabulary today! And get my FREE pdf: 50 Phrasal Verbs



ONLINE COURSES

courses-graphic-11-11-2021

eBOOKs & PAPERBACKS

  • happy_english_books_kobo-sony-reader




Comments

comments