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    For /During /While

    When you start learning English, and even later , it may be difficult to admit that there are many different ways to express the same idea. Then, as you know several words or phrases meaning the same thing, it becomes fundamental to distinguish the differences between the varied expressions, and to understand how to build them and when to use them.





     ?????DURING                              ?????WHILE

    1) During indicates the moment when an action takes place. It's the answer to a WHEN ? question. It corresponds to a dot on the line of Time. It's followed by a noun.

    ex : 'When will he arrive?'  'During the weekend. '

    ex : 'When did the teacher give this exercise ?' 'During the lesson, on Friday !' 

    ex : 'Has he worked during the test ?' 'Of course, he has !' 


    2) For indicates a duration. It's the answer to a  'How long ?' question. On the line of Time, it corresponds to a segment of line and expresses a length of time. It's followed by a noun.

    Ex: 'How long has he been in France ?'  'For a month'.

    Ex: 'I was so angry with my friend that I didn't call her for a week'.

    Ex : 'How long will you be working for him ?'  'For a month, at least, perhaps two'.


    3) While is followed by a verb.

    Ex : Will you please keep quiet while I'm working ? 

    Ex : 'When did you meet him ?' 'During my stay in NYC, while doing my internship there.' 

    Ex : While you're here, can you ask him a few questions, please? 






      ????WHILE                           ????DURING                 ???FOR

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    On my first day at school, Laura, my new teacher, asked us what we had done our holiday, Sandra, Laura's help, was comforting Maddie who was crying. She' d been crying a long time : Brian had been mean to her. He had pulled her pigtail and bitten her arm. Brian was scolded and punished 20 minutes. he apologized to Maddie, we spoke about our swims and dives, our castles in the sand and our trips to the mountains.
    the holiday, I went to my Auntie's wedding. the ceremony, I was very interested and quiet, but after it, the young couple were kissing, all the guests started a Flashdance on 'You're the one that I want'.... Everybody had practised quite a and we jumped like mad and shook our arms long minutes. We sang and laughed ! It was so funny ! My cousin Emma had fallen the Dance... but her Mom was taking care of her knee, her big brother made faces at us and we laughed for quite a . 'Giggling girls' will be 'giggling girls' !

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