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Definición de “when” en inglés

when

conjunction (CONSIDERING THAT)    /wen/
B2 considering the fact that: How can you say you don't like something when you've never even tried it! You can't complain of being lonely when you don't make any effort to meet people. Why is she training to be a teacher when she doesn't even like children? I don't suppose I can really call myself a vegetarian when I eat fish.Connecting words which express a contrast Gramática:If or when?We use if to introduce a possible or unreal situation or condition. We use when to refer to the time of a future situation or condition that we are certain of:See moreGramática:WhenWhen is a wh-word. We use when to ask questions, as a conjunction and to introduce relative clauses.See moreGramática:When as a question wordWe can use when to ask for information about what time something happens:See moreGramática:When as a conjunctionWe use when as a conjunction meaning ‘at the time that’. The clause with when is a subordinate clause (sc) and needs a main clause (mc) to complete its meaning. If the when-clause comes before the main clause, we use a comma.See moreGramática:When as a relative pronounWe can use when as a relative pronoun in relative clauses:See moreGramática:Since when?We can use since when to ask at what time something began. We often use it as a response when we are surprised that something has begun:See moreGramática:When or if?We use when to refer to a future situation or condition that we are certain of, whereas we use if to introduce a possible or unreal situation.See moreGramática:When or since?We use when to mean ‘(at) the time that’. We use since to refer to a particular time in the past until another time or until now:See moreGramática:When: typical errorsSee more
(Definition of when conjunction (CONSIDERING THAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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