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Definición de “when” en inglés

when

conjunction (ALTHOUGH)    /wen/
B2 despite the fact that: He says he hasn't got any money when in fact he's got thousands of dollars in his account . I don't understand how he can say that everything's fine when it's so obvious that it's not.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:Gramática:WhenWhen is a wh-word. We use when to ask questions, as a conjunction and to introduce relative clauses.Gramática:When as a question wordWe can use when to ask for information about what time something happens:Gramática: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.Gramática:When as a relative pronounWe can use when as a relative pronoun in relative clauses:Gramática: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:Gramática: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.Gramática: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:Gramática:When: typical errors
(Definition of when conjunction (ALTHOUGH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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