My question is about the words "when" & "while" in the sentences (when/while doing; when a + noun (instead of "when I was" etc.)).
Could you please explain 2 and let me know if 1, 6, 7 are correct?
- When I entered the room / when entering the room / entering the room, I found her playing the piano
- a. When she was a child / when a child, she liked to read books
b. When he was a student / when a student, he often missed classes
As we can't use "being": being a child (my English language book says we can't).
However, "being" is used in the following sentences (found in the internet):
- So I, being a great girlfriend, tried to help him out
- I used to make a living, being the sheriff in this town here
- Being a pastor, I started reading the Bible
So what's the difference between A and B sentences:
A. When a child, she liked to read books
B. Being a pastor, I started reading the Bible
I'm going to ask in another way: in which cases we should use "being a student" and when is it better to say "when I was a student/when a student"?
- While I was taking a shower / while taking a shower / taking a shower, I heard a strange noise in the kitchen
- While he was in Berlin / while in Berlin, he made some new friends