1. He was having his food when I went to his home. Or....

  2. He was eating his food when I go to his home.

Do I have to use comma before when?

  1. He was eating his food, when I went to his home.

1 Answer 1

  1. 'He was eating when I went to his home' is a better version. Though both having his food and eating his food are correct, simply eating implies the latter anyways.
  2. Also, 'when I go to his home' is incorrect. Since the first half of the sentence has a past tense 'He was eating', the second half should also maintain the same by 'when I went to his home'.
  3. A Comma is unnecessary.
  • 'He was eating when I got to his home' would be the correct past-tense version of the sentence in 2.
    – Jon Story
    Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 14:39

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