“While” requires two or more things occuring at the same time.
The phone rang while my hands were covered in soapy dish water.
My morning coffee cools as it warms my hands while I read my Bible.
Or “while” can be used for contrast.
New spring leaves tend to be pale, while summer leaves are usually a deeper shade of green.
Some folks look for any opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle, while others can’t be bothered.
Can I use “while” both ways together?
Let’s see . . .
While I enjoy the autumn season outdoors, I dislike the Christmas decorations lining the store shelves while it is still October.
We easily judge others while we expect to receive the benefit of the doubt, while Jesus is reaching out in deep love to all of us alike!
Did it!! Do I get extra points??
This post was a response to Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt, “While.” Want to see how others responded? Join in the fun here!