LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/JUN/2010 1:11 PM|
No offense intended to anyone, but I think Orlando has it nailed.
"She was pregnant when I traveled."
When was she pregnant? We don´t know the date, but she became pregnant prior to my travel.
When did I travel? We don´t know the date of the trip, however, she was already pregnant at the time (meaning she had become pregnant at some point prior to the trip). Did I travel six years ago, six days ago, or six hours ago? That information is not given.
Without a reference to a specific time, there is no way of knowing if she gave birth or if she is still pregnant.
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