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    While/ question

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    While/ question
    Message from cingcing posted on 08-03-2018 at 16:54:47 (D | E | F)
    Hello,
    Could you help me please?

    While I buy the bread, you can go to the butcher's.
    Why is the answer while instead of when?

    Please explain, thanks.

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    Edited by lucile83 on 08-03-2018 21:47


    Re: While/ question from jade77, posted on 08-03-2018 at 19:10:59 (D | E)
    Hello,
    "While I buy the bread, you can go to the butcher's "
    Usually we use while when there are two long actions.
    As for when, we usually use it if one action is short and the other is long. Or in case of two short actions.

    Cordially




    Re: While/ question from gerondif, posted on 09-03-2018 at 14:53:25 (D | E)
    Hello
    If you write:
    When I buy the bread, you can go to the butcher's. It may mean that you give a piece of advice about a regular habit.

    Whenever I buy the bread, you can go to the butcher's, so we will save time ! It could happen everytime you go shopping.

    While I buy the bread, you can go to the butcher's, means that now, I have this sudden idea : I'll go and buy the bread now, and meanwhile, why don't you go to the butcher's ? It will save us time !

    Go to the butcher's now while I buy the bread !





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