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Hi Folks,

'Work hard.'

That's what my mentor told me while moving from one job to another.

That's what my mentor told me even as he moved from one job to another.

Can 'while' and 'even as' be used in this case?

Thanks.

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'Work hard.'

That's what my mentor told me while moving from one job to another. OK, but it's not completely clear who is moving, ie my mentor or me.

That's what my mentor told me even as he moved from one job to another. OK. but note that the phrase 'even as' brings a little more 'attitude' to the statement. It suggests it's a surprise that he told you this while he was moving.

Clive

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Thanks, Clive. In the second example, would 'as' be better than 'even as' (to do away with the surprise element)?