a summer camp we once had that my best friend couldn't come

Discussion in 'English Only' started by wanabee, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. wanabee Senior Member

    Japanese
    Dear all,

    I was thinking of a summer camp we once had that my best friend couldn't come to because she was sick.
    I was thinking of a summer camp we once had when my best friend couldn't come because she was sick.

    I made up the sentences. Both seem to say almost the same thing.
    I would appreciate if you find any differences between the two or something's wrong with them.
     
  2. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    To me, and others are bound to disagree (?), the second sentence, using "when" seems to place more emphasis on the fact that your friend was absent, whereas in the first the emphasis seems to be on the camp.
     
  3. wanabee Senior Member

    Japanese
    Thank you very much, Franco!
     

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