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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  26/MAR/2009 1:29 PM
Assunto:  while vs. as - which goes there?
 
Mensagem:  Both appear correct to me.  If there is a difference in meaning, I don't see it.

When used as conjunctions, "while" and "as" have approximately the same meaning:  "at the same time as".  It's important to remember that they are used as other things than just conjunctions, and often they are not interchangeable.  I would certainly suggest sitting down with a good dictionary and comparing the many uses of both words.

As songs lyrics are not a great way to learn grammar, headlines are also bad.  Writers are trying to compress information that will interest the reader without giving too much information.  Sometimes the results are hilarious, and sometimes they are simply unclear and leave the reader scratching his head.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
while vs. as - which goes there?  –  Márcio Farias  26/MAR/2009, 1:51 AM
 while vs. as - which goes there?  –  Dale/CR  26/MAR/2009, 1:29 PM
while vs. as - which goes there?  –  Márcio Farias  26/MAR/2009, 7:01 PM

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