Where to use DURING and WHILE – Easy Tutorial




Where to use During?

“During” comes before a noun. It relates to a short action, not telling about the extent of time , since the incident is happening. (During+noun)

For example:-
Everyone was carefully listening during the presentation
The weather turns quite pleasant during winters

Where to use While

“WHILE” is used before a subject and verb (While+subject+verb)
For example
The door bell rang, while I was trimming my nails
I met him while he was busy preparing the notes




How to write a letter requesting for unpaid leaves

Application requesting for unpaid leaves

The HR,

X Company,

Y Area,

Z city

Subject (Requesting for unpaid leave)

Sir/Ma’am,




This is X (your name + Designation) requests to inform you that I have few personal obligations and I am looking to take 7 unpaid leaves out of the total number of 10 unpaid leaves which I am authorised currently.

This is my request to grant me “unpaid-leaves” starting from 17th April 2018, till 23rd April, 2018.
Considering the nature of these leaves, there will understandably be no change in the salary structure.

I will be highly thankful to you, if you oblige

Thank You in advance,

Yours Faithfully,

X Name

y Designation

Z (your Signature and Date)




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