I'm trying to explain how to contrast the following two sentences in a meaningful - detailed - way.
I was eating when a bee stung me.
I was eating when I was on a break.
The intention is to teach ESL learners to understand that the first as an "interruption" statement but the second is not.
I'd like to avoid saying "you just have to understand the context".
I feel like the function is different enough that maybe, maybe we can.
Is there a way to define a difference in those two
to predict the function
based on the grammar of the clause or words?