whileconjunctionuk us /waɪl/
while conjunction (DURING)
while conjunction (ALTHOUGH)
- While your work has improved greatly, there are still some areas that concern me.
- While I'd like to accept your offer, I'm unable to at the present time.
- While I admire your courage, it's sometimes better not to get involved.
- While I'd be willing to help you on this occasion, I may not always be able to in future.
- While I'm reluctant to make a fuss, I feel I really must complain.
while conjunction (BUT)
whilenounuk us /waɪl/
- I lived on my own for a while but I missed the companionship of others.
- I'm going to concentrate on my writing for a while.
- We had tea, and afterwards we sat in the garden for a while.
- We made a deliberate decision to live apart for a while.
- My suitcase began to feel really heavy after a while.