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Can "while" and "as" both be used in this sentence? "After killing their opponents, Rollo rests while Ragnar looks over the battle field as ravens decend to feast on the flesh of the slain." It is just a part of TV recap I found on line.
Aug 25, 2020 4:24 PM
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Yes, they describe three separate actions occuring simultaneously within one sentence. Rollo rests while Ragnar looks over the battlefield... (two things happening at once) ... as ravens decend to feast (third thing happening at the same time)
August 25, 2020
(Answering your comment here , Ootred, because there's a tech problem.) 'While' and 'as' are synonyms. Used here to avoid repetition. "After killing their opponents, " is the dependent clause. "Rollo rests while Ragnar looks over the battle field as ravens decend to feast on the flesh of the slain" is the independent clause. See https://www.slideserve.com/adli/independent-and-dependent-clauses
August 25, 2020
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