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Re: things to do in Zurich ( whilst English )

Yes, but don't get them 'done'.
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Re: things to do in Zurich ( whilst English )

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I think it means you are becoming more and more English .


The Difference Between “While” and “Whilst”


'Both while and whilst have been in the language for a very long time. While was in use in Old English; whilst is a Middle English development of while. As conjunctions they are interchangeable in meaning, but whilst has not survived in standard American English.
I waited whilst Mugabe delivered what he thought were his pearls of wisdom…
I waited while breakfast was finished.
To the American ear whilst sounds quaint. Some British and Canadian speakers think it sounds literary or old-fashioned, but many British speakers prefer it to while.'

I think 'whilst' sounds better in this context. (The title).
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For the avoidance of doubt, there is no such thing as 'American English'. There is the English language and there are mistakes.
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