For During or While Quiz for English Learners

Review the differences in the use of while / during / for

Using a Collocation Dictionary
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1. He's been working _____ three weeks.

2. I fell asleep _____ the film.

3. Did you see Tom _____ your vacation?

4. We talked _____ an hour.

5. She watched TV _____ I cooked.

6. _____ our stay in London, we visited a lot of museums.

7. What did you do _____ you were in London?

8. I think I need to study French _____ a few months before I go there.

9. I came up with a great idea _____ I was thinking about my class.

10. They drove through the countryside _____ they were staying in France.

11. He was out of work _____ six months before he found a new job.

12. I broke my arm _____ I was playing squash.

13. Please, don't interrupt the teacher _____ she is speaking.

14. He broke into tears _____ the film.

15. Could you hold on _____ a few moments?

For During or While Quiz for English Learners

You got: % Correct. For / While / During Champion!

I got For / While / During Champion!. For During or While Quiz for English Learners
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It's obvious you understand the use of these prepositions. Great job! Keep working on your English and continue to improve. Soon prepositions will be no work at all!

For During or While Quiz for English Learners

You got: % Correct. Good Job!

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It's clear you understand the basic differences between 'for', 'while' and 'during' - you just need to practice a few more times and your understanding will be perfect. Remember use 'while' with verbs and 'during' with nouns. Always use 'for' when expressing a period of time. 

For During or While Quiz for English Learners

You got: % Correct. Keep Studying For / While / During

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You'll need to review the rules of 'for', 'while' and 'during'. Here they are: Use 'while' with verbs and 'during' with nouns. Always use 'for' when expressing a period of time. Keep studying and you'll improve your understanding of these and other prepositions.