When vs. While Quizzes


Preview 20 Quizzes about When vs. While

The film ended. We turned off the TV.

A. When the film ended we turned off the TV.
B. When the film ended, we turned off the TV.
C. We turned off the TV while the film ended.


Ryan was very unhappy _____ things weren’t going well for him.

A. While
B. When
C. Either could be used.


… Ivan and Rony were swimming, their friends were sunbathing.

a. when
b. while


My mother used to place a cold compress on my forehead … I was sick.

a. when
b. while


Barry had a terrible accident _____ he was a little.

A. When
B. While
C. Either could be used.


The police stopped him … he was driving.

a. when
b. while


She was showering … her newborn baby was sleeping soundly.

a. when
b. while


I saw him _____ I was on my way home.

A. When
B. While
C. Either could be used


We stopped eating upon receiving his call.That means …

A. We stopped eating while receiving his call.
B. We stopped eating when he called.
C. While we were eating, we received his call.


I was making dinner. My sister was watching TV.

A. I was making dinner, while my sister was watching TV.
B. While I was making dinner, my sister was watching TV.
C. My sister was watching TV, while I was making dinner.


He was driving to work. (long duration) He called me. (short duration)

A. When he called me, he was driving to work.
B. While he called me, he was driving to work.
C. While he was calling me, he was driving to work.


… I was waiting for the bus, someone came and asked questions.

a. when
b. while


Many cannot sleep ____ their phones are next to their beds.

A. When
B. While
C. Either could be used.


My friend stood up to leave. It was midnight.

A. When my friend stood up to leave, it was midnight.
B. My friend stood up to leave when it was midnight.
C. While my friend stood up, it was midnight.


… I asked his name, he hung up.

a. when
b. while


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