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Time clauses with when

We use when to connect two sentences describing actions that happen at


the same time.
Example:
1. Mozart was five. 2. He learned to play the piano.
When Mozart was five, he learned to play the piano.
Mozart learned to play the piano when he was five.
Practice
1. The teacher arrived. The class began.
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2. She found a new job. She bought a new car.
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3. I went out. It was raining.
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4. He was 5. His fish died.
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5. They were sleeping. The earthquake occurred.
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6. Leah was getting off the bus. She saw Paul.
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7. Jake went to Canada. He visited Monique.
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Exercise I
Combine the sentences using when.
1. The birthday boy arrived. Everyone screamed Surprise!
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2. My dad gets home. We eat dinner.
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3. I study for the exams. I get good grades.
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4. Tom gets up early. He arrives on time.
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5. My dog listens to strange noises. He barks.
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6. Becky finishes her chores. She leaves early.
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7. I get home from school. I usually have a snack.
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Exercise II
Combine the sentences using when.
1. Luis finished lunch. He went for a walk.
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2. I was a child. We lived in the country.
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3. Bob asked him for help. He stopped what he was doing.
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4. Nancy finished up her tea. She went to play.
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5. Grandma visits us. She brings presents.
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6. We wished our mother happy birthday. We hugged her.
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