W1S1 [ˈdjuərıŋ US ˈdur-] prep
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: dure 'to continue in existence' (13-19 centuries), from Old French durer, from Latin durare]
1.) from the beginning to the end of a period of time
During the summer she worked as a lifeguard.
He slept calmly during the early part of the night.
Foxes remain hidden during the day.
2.) at some point in a period of time
My father was killed during the war.
I mentioned the subject during our discussions at her Washington office.
WORD CHOICE: during, while
!! Do not say 'during doing something'. Say while doing something : While travelling to work, I saw an accident (NOT During travelling to work, I saw an accident).
!! Do not say 'during someone does something'. Say while someone does something : He stole her money while she slept (NOT He stole her money during she slept).
!! Do not say 'during someone is young/asleep etc'. Say while someone is young/asleep etc : It's best to get your teeth fixed while you're still young (NOT during you're still young). during, for, or since? See note at SINCE

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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