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    Conjunctions of time




    For  + period of time.

    = length of an event

    Both during and while refer to a period of time in which something happens.

    When and while can both be used when two things happen at the same time.

    During is used with a noun .

    While is used with a subject and verb.

    When is used when two short events happen at the same time.

    While is used when two continuous actions happen at the same time.

    She's in New York for a few days.

    We were busy during the weekend.

    We went shopping while you were sleeping.

    I heard you when you opened the door.

    'While you were studying I went out shopping.'


    Complete the sentences using during, for, while, and when.

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    1. the night, the wind blew the front door open.

    2. It began to snow I was walking home.

    3. We visited many relatives our vacation.

    4. Susan has been studying English five years.

    5. The children have been playing video games hours.

    6. I was shocked I saw my picture in the newspaper.

    7. I got to work, I noticed my computer was unplugged.

    8. A car pulled out in front of me I was riding my bicycle.

    9. the last guests finally left the party, it was early morning.

    10. I've been learning English four years.

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