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1 at or during the time that
  • she complained that no one was paying attention to her when she gave her speech

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2 just at the moment that
  • you should say hello when you answer the phone

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3 in spite of the fact that
  • she quit writing when she could have been a fine author

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The first known use of when was before the 12th century

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“When.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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