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I always eat a lot of meat when I am visiting that place.

I think it means "while I am visiting that place I am always eating a lot of meat".

However, I think it can mean

I always eat a lot of meat when I am going to visit that place.

It's a different meaning. The bottom line is this:

when I am doing can mean:

a) while I am doing

b) when I am going to do

Do you agree?

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    It could in theory mean that, but it would be very odd to express it that way, without using going to, planning to or similar. Commented Nov 12, 2022 at 11:42
  • But this problematic meaning is easily expressed without the tools you mention in this sentence isn't it? I always pack my bags a day early when I'm visiting the village.
    – user1425
    Commented Nov 12, 2022 at 12:26
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    I always pack my bags a day early when I'm visiting the village would most likely be understood to refer to a forthcoming visit because it's normal to pack bags before going somewhere. However, we don't normally talk about changing our eating habits in preparation for a visit Commented Nov 12, 2022 at 13:30
  • But it's a matter of common sense or tradition.
    – user1425
    Commented Nov 12, 2022 at 13:41
  • Exactly. Common sense tells us that you pack before a journey, and talk about what you ate while you were away. Commented Nov 12, 2022 at 13:45

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