「Meanwhile」與「While」如何分?表格整理告訴你!

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「Meanwhile」與「While」都有「同時」的意思,但兩者的用法又不同,究竟該如何區分呢?

Engvid的講師Emma整理了一張表格,只要遵守表格上的規則來分辨「Meanwhile」與「While」,下次看見相關句型時就不用擔心分不清楚啦!

1. 表格整理:

Meanwhile (adv.) 同時 While (conj.) 和……同時
Connects 2 sentences 連接兩個句子 1 sentence & 2 actions 一個句子,兩個動作
At the beginning of the second sentence

出現在第二句的句首

At the beginning or the middle of the sentence

在句首或句中

Comma 有逗號 No comma 沒有逗號
Followed by subject 後面接主詞 Sometimes subject, sometimes –ing verb

後面有時候接主詞,有時候接現在進行式

2. 例句:

e.g. I will do my homework while you watch TV. 當你在看電視時,我會做我的作業。
e.g. I went to a concert. Meanwhile, my friend was at a restaurant. 我當時去了場演唱會。在此同時,我朋友正在一間餐廳裡。
e.g. Everyday, I eat breakfast while reading the newspaper. 我每天都在吃早餐的時候閱讀報紙。
e.g. While you sang, I took pictures of you. 當你唱歌時,我幫你拍了照。
e.g. Mom worked all day. Meanwhile, I was at school. 媽媽工作了一整天。在此同時,我正在學校裡。

3. 練習:

1. People were at home watching TV. _______, aliens were planning their invasion of the Earth.
2. ______ I was waiting for Jeremy, I heard a loud noise.
3. I read a lot of books ______ I was on the airplane.

4. 解答:

1. Meanwhile
2. While
3. While

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