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maire-aine BS: English grammar question (351* d) RE: BS: English grammar question 19 Jul 11

Just saw a news headline that said "Rupert Murdoch attacked whilst giving evidence to MPs (". I was surprised to see the word "whilst" used. Does one pronounce it with a short "i" or a long "i"; left on my own, I'd say "short". Is is still common, and are there rules for when one uses instead of the common US "while".



PS: I love this thread, and keep coming back to it. I hope it doesn't go off on a Murdock tangent.

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