- She is eating an ice cream while reading the newspaper.
- She is eating an ice cream during reading the newspaper.
Are these two sentences correct?
If they are, then are ‘while’ & ‘during’ used as preposition?
‘While’ is a conjunction and cam start a new clause (sentence) or verb phrase and ‘during’ is a preposition and so 1 is the correct sentence.
Look at this: During the afternoon she was eating an ice-cream while (she was) reading the newspaper.
Why “the newspaper”? Is it possible to say “a newspaper”. Thanks
Both are possible.
Please see this recent thread
english-test.net/forum/sutra … tml#430005
an ice-cream or ice-cream???
dictionary.cambridge.org/diction … =ice-cream
It can be both countable and uncountable (see: n [C or U]):
A cone/scoop of ice-cream.