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Usage of “even when”

In my understanding, a sentence of the following form A requires B, something that may be difficult even when C means that A is difficult since a necessary condition B is difficult. While B ...
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Difference between “when” and “if” in a sentence

I was doing a grammar activity and filling in sentences when I came across the instruction: "fill in when or if.". I was wondering, since these two can be used in a lot of same sentences, what is the ...
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Do you need commas setting off a “when” clause in a sentence?

As an example: In Quantum Physics when particles are observed their behaviour changes in relation to the fact they're being watched. Does this sentence require a comma before when and a comma ...
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“It was from that moment where” vs. “it was from that moment when”

Now that I think about it, it was from that moment where I started to have doubts about him. Would it be better to use the word "when" instead of "where," or are they both equally valid word ...
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When or where? what is right? [duplicate]

Is it: A time where we had no worries and no teachers who told us what to do? or A time when we had no worries and no teachers who told us what to do?
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“A dream where I was walking” vs. “a dream when I was walking”

I often find it hard to choose between "where" and "when". For instance: One time, I had a dream when I was walking... One time, I had a dream where I was walking... Should I use when, ...
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“Remember those times that” or “remember those times when”

I have seen that in certain places the phrase "remember those times that" is used, when I actually find it more natural to say "remember those times when". Since I am not a native English speaker I ...
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Do we use the subordinator where or when for circumstances? [duplicate]

1.1.1. An asset is only recognised by the XXX Organisation (where/when) the item: provides services or benefits to the XXX Organisation; is controlled by the XXX Organisation; etc… ...
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“If I go..” vs. “If I will go..” referring to the future [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Future tense in conditional clauses Which one is correct? option 1: If I go there, I can meet her or option 2: If I will go there, I can meet her I clearly ...
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Usage of “when” or “while” in this context

He left the house _ I was still sleeping Would this sentence be better completed with when or with while?
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Are the tense and syntax in this sentence correct? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Future tense usage: “When you see it …” When he will arrive, he will call you. Please let me know if the tense and syntax in this sentence are ...
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Which is correct: “when you have finished” or “when you will finish”?

From an English test on Facebook: When you have finished to move the furniture, let me know. or When you will finish moving the furniture, let me know. I think the correct one is the ...
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About two mutually related, future actions [closed]

Is it correct to say: "I will do that thing when I will talk to him."?
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Can I use “when” + future tense in this case?

Can I use "when" + future tense in this case? I'm not sure when it will be released.
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How do I ask “when” without implying past or future?

"When did or will the event happen?" — This sounds silly to me. To make matters worse, I would like to use passive voice because the question is in reference to a statement that uses passive voice. ...
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“In a time when” vs. “in a time where” [closed]

Which one is grammatical? Or is this a question of style? In a time when someone else is sent to clean up our mess. In a time where someone else is sent to clean up our mess.
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Are “when”, “where” and “of” equally valid after “to include the case…”?

What are the rules for the usage of this construct? For example, suppose you've written a StackExchange answer, and later you decided edit it so that your proposed solution handles an additional ...
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“In cases when” vs. “in cases where”

This is one I struggle with from time to time. Which is better? Methodology X is more suitable in cases where users' needs are well understood up front. Methodology X is more suitable in ...
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Mixed tense sentence + When clause

Is it legal to write something like this: When I'm trying to post a form system alerts me with a warning message. I've seen people use this kind of writing. EDIT I don't know why (perhaps ...
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Do I need a comma after “when in (%time)”?

The company had just started to make money when in 1914 the World War put an end to its aspirations. OR: The company had just started to make money when in 1914, the World War put an end to ...
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Is there a name for a “when you do something, …” phrase? [closed]

As in the title, is there a name for a phrase beginning "when something happens..." or "when someone does something...", and if so, what is it?
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When can “as” be used instead of “when”?

I am having problems explaining the use of "as" and "when" to my foreign language pupils... To me, this sentence is wrong "Even as he had the chance to help, he did not." I would say "Even when he ...
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“Location” vs. “locality” [closed]

I can't seem to find a good explanation of what the differences are between the words location and locality. Are they interchangeable, or are there certain contexts in which one or the other must be ...
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“When X is” or “When X will be”?

I always have a tough time with this. Suppose the following: The software will be installed when the computer is ready. versus The software will be installed when the computer will be ready. ...