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What does during mean?
During means throughout the entire time or at a certain point in time when something was happening.
During is a preposition, which is a type of word used before a noun or pronoun to relate it to another part of the sentence, especially to express a relationship based on space or time. During expresses a relationship based on time—it indicates that something happened not before or after something else, but at the same time.
It can mean that something occurred continuously while something else was happening, as in We stayed inside during the storm.
Or it can mean that something occurred at a certain time or times while something else was happening, as in I only left the house once during the storm.
When used in a sentence, during is usually followed by a noun or pronoun that indicates the time frame or event in which the action has taken place, as in during our vacation or during Spanish class or during the game.
Example: I hate how hot it gets during the summer.
Where does during come from?
The first records of the word during come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin dūrāre, meaning “to last.” The same root forms the basis of other words related to how long things last: endure, endurance, and duration.
During is always used when two things are happening simultaneously or concurrently—meaning they’re happening at the same time. In other words, during can be used whenever an action overlaps with another action or even—whether they overlap for the entirety of the time or just at certain points. If an action happens within the time frame of an event, it happens during it.
Saying you ran on the track team during high school means you did it while you were a high school student. Saying you went to get a snack during the movie means you did it while the movie was still on.
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How is during used in real life?
During is an extremely common word that’s used to indicate when certain actions were taken in relation to another event.
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— James Spann (@spann) June 11, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says his ankle wasn’t bothering him during the game, but he walked out of the arena severely limping.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 5, 2020
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Try using during!
Is during used correctly in the following sentence?
The parking lot will be closed during the parade.
Example sentences from the Web for during
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Pentagon said Faal served in the Air Force for seven years, during which time he became a U.S. citizen.
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
During coverage of that issue, Farrell went on a WSMB AM radio talk show to defend Duke.
But during this time, I had to undergo a trial, for which I was entirely unprepared.The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave|William Wells Brown
It was during this period of her life that she won a friendship quite as strong and quite as precious as that of old Grossetete.The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
During his stay at the Cape numerous volunteers offered to accompany him to Sydney, many from on board the ships in the bay.The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson|Ida Lee
During Wednesday's march, 17th August, we crossed the low shoulders of many rocky ridges.Khartoum Campaign, 1898|Bennet Burleigh
During the summer months they should be protected from the direct rays of the sun, and kept well syringed.Talks about Flowers.|M. D. Wellcome