whilst vs while : Common Errors in English

About whilst vs while

Although “whilst” is a perfectly good traditional synonym of “while,” inAmerican usage it is considered pretentious and old-fashioned.

while Meaning(s)

  • (n) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

whilst in News

  1. Facebook Opens a REALLY COLD New Data Center in Sweden

    Facebook has just announced the opening of a new data center in the frosty climes of Lulea, in Northern Sweden, right on the edge of the Arctic Circle, as it looks for novel ways to reduce operating costs whilst boosting … Continue reading ?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SiliconANGLE

  2. Letters to the editor

    Whilst attending the hearings on Wednesday, May 29, regarding the Source, the important issue of zoning regulations was discussed.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Black Mountain News

  3. Irish Invasion Of York Hall For ‘Independence Day’ Event On July 5th

    Whilst most people would automatically associate ‘Independence Day’ as an American celebration, they might have to think again if they are going to attend the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events promoted ‘Independence Day’ extravaganza at York Hall, London on Friday 5th July, as whilst yes there will be Americans fighting on the bill, by far the largest contingent is going to be ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Hot Boxing News

while in News

  1. While working for spies, Snowden was secretly prolific online

    By John Shiffman, Mark Hosenball and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While working for U.S. intelligence agencies, Edward Snowden had another secret identity: an online commentator who anonymously railed against citizen surveillance and corporate greed. Throughout the eight years that Snowden worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency contractors, he posted ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. iOS 7 said to let users zoom while recording video

    While Apple's new operating system isn't yet ready for the public, developers are discovering a host of new features that includes zoom while video shooting.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: CNET

  3. While Blackhawks rest, Bruins deal with Torey tempest

    The Blackhawks rested Thursday while the Bruins dealt with a controversy started by goaltender Tuukka Rask, who blasted young defenseman Tory Krug.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Daily Herald

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