Reply to "when"

David, Moderator posted:
Tara posted:
Can't (4) mean when I start to writ it or we I'm going to write it not the whole time that I'm writing since "when" refers to a specific time not a duration?

Yes, Tara, it can mean that. But it doesn't have to mean that. There is no rule that "when" can't refer to something durative when the action in its clause is durative.

How should we know "when" refers to something durative or not?

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