During and while

Hello everybody, I have problem with words DURING and WHILE. I don’t know : Must I use DURING or WHILE?
I hope you can help me to solve this problem.
Thank you in advance.
Kat. :roll:

Hi Kat,

Thanks for using the Forum. The simple answer to your question is that ‘during’ is a preposition and ‘while’ is usually a conjunction. Let me give you some examples:

During the afternoon (this means at some time in the afternoon) we decided to stop work and have a break.

While (at the same time as/when) we were taking a break, the others continued working.

Hope this helps


Hello Alan, thank you for your help. It is really fantastic to get fast answer from English teacher.
Thank you for your time.
Kat :slight_smile: