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The use of ‘when’

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  • Maripazgal
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    19 October, 2010 at 18:00
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    Please explain to me all the possible uses of ‘when’ when asking questions. Most grateful.

    dan
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    21 October, 2010 at 8:29
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    Have a look, for example, at http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/when at the uses listed as an adverb.

    Dan

    Maripazgal
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    21 October, 2010 at 14:49
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    Dan, your advice has been most helpful, thank you very much.

    ericmartinez937
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    13 November, 2010 at 6:23
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    OH yeah..

    letsglow
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    14 November, 2010 at 9:39
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    1. If a sentence contains WHEN and has the simple past in both clauses, the action in the WHEN clause happens first. e.g. Rose stood under a tree WHEN it began to rain. (1st: the rain began. 2nd: she stood under the tree)

    2. Used as an adverbial clause to show time relation. e.g. WHEN IT BEGAN TO RAIN, I stood under a tree. (when = at that time)

    3. In adjective clauses to modify a noun of time (year, day, time, century, etc.). e.g.(I´ll never forget the day. I met you then (on that day). I´ll never forget the day WHEN i met you.

    4. As a question word to ask questions about time. e.g. when will you come?

    (MURPHY english grammar in use CAMBRIDGE)

    retzblak
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    2 December, 2010 at 21:29
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    1. If a sentence contains a WHEN and by the simple past in both clauses, the action in the WHERE clause comes first. For example, Rose stood under a tree when it started to rain. (First: the rain started:. 2: She stood under the tree) 2 Used as an adverbial clause to show the time relationship. for example when it started raining, I found myself under a tree. (When the time =) 3 In adjective clauses to modify a name of time (year, day, hour, century, etc..) Example (I will never forget that day. Then I met you (daytime) . I never forget the day I met you. 4 As a matter of words to ask questions on time. For example when you come?

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