Bob had been killed <during, while> fighting with his regiment

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ofriendragon, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Bob had been killed while fighting with his regiment

    1. Is this sentence correct? If it is rewritten as :

    Bob was killed while fighting with his regiment.

    2. Is it correct logically?
    3. Why it is wrong if while is replaced by during?

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. Siberia

    Siberia Senior Member

    UK-Wales - English
    "During" is followed by a noun
    He was killed during the battle.

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