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Can the conjunction "while" always be replaced by "whereas"?

My native intuition agrees with your own: it's a pretty poor use of "whereas". Whereas "while" can have a broad catch-all conjunctive meaning like that of "and", "...
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Should "before getting" be changed to past tense when converting to reported speech?

The salesman said," You need to fill in this form before getting the exchange." Assuming that you are the person the salesman spoke to: The salesman said I needed to fill in that form ...
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Is better to use then or when in this context?

Normally this sort of question would get closed for being too obvious, but since you've consulted what should be a reliable source--your teacher--I'd argue for making an exception. Your teacher is ...
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Can the conjunction "while" always be replaced by "whereas"?

I think the answer should be e, because none of the other answers fits at all. This fragment of text may not contain the opposition that is required to justify "whereas", but that might be ...
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Can the conjunction "while" always be replaced by "whereas"?

Specific to the legal field, the legal, i.e., use in the context of law, definition of whereas, paraphrased, is exposition of fact. In that sense, while would essentially glue together the two clauses,...
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Using 'doubt' with 'could' or 'will'

Short answer: I think your sentence is fine and should have been marked correct. Longer answer: There are subtle and complicated differences in meaning. In general, the difference between "could&...
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Can the conjunction "while" always be replaced by "whereas"?

"While the novel captures the daily life of the city in the 1940s, it is also a wonderful guide to the cuisine of Salvador" I'm not a native English speaker but here's how it looks to me. ...
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In the O level CIE exam, what differences are there in structures between articles in paper 1 and paper 2?

It's best to talk to your teacher. Paper 1 tests writing skills, Paper 2 tests reading skills. See the syllabus online In paper 1 you will have one directed task and one composition task. The ...
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Please identify the error (if any) in this test question

I guess arguably D? I would have said "assisted me in doing it" - "assist to" is more non-standard than "assist in". However, "assist to" would be used in many ...
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What does "apparently" mean in this conversation?

What is "apparent" is that the feedback should be in the form of short comments. It doesn't mean that this is obvious, instead it means that the speaker believes that the comments should be ...
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Are the sentences "My farm was mostly livestock. I really enjoyed helping out with them." correct (not proofreading)?

This is rather unclear speech, but not untypical of the kind of fumbled sense that is common in unrehearsed speech. There is a word (an adjective) "arable" to describe a farm that has crops. ...
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