during

During a period of time

Posted by on February 18th, 2018 | 0 comments | grammar, IELTS, selama, speaking, time, time expressions, time frames, vocabulary, writing

At the same time parents spend lots of money on their children because they consider traveling costs and additional expenses during their children take their gap year.

Indonesian flag Indonesians tend to translate selama as during, but then they run into this grammatical error.

In English, during requires the following grammar:

  • ..parents spend lots of money on their children because they consider traveling costs and additional expenses during their children’s gap year.
    [signal + noun (period of time)]

Indonesian flag Indonesians might consider using while as a translation for selama, in which case they can follow up with a sentence:

  • ..parents spend lots of money on their children because they consider traveling costs and additional expenses while their children take their gap year.
    [signal + sentence]
While I was at music college I lived in south-west England. During the three years that I lived there, I visited many places of interest. I especially liked Dartmoor, which is a huge expanse of empty land populated only by sheep and cattle. One day while I was on the moor I lost my way, and it took me hours to find my car! During my search for the car I met some people who were exploring underground caves which they were entering through small holes in the ground. It seemed like a very dangerous hobby!

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