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1. She took care of the children while I was away.

2. She took care of the children as I was away.

3. She took care of the children when I was away.

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Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?

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  1. 1 and 3 mean the same thing. In 2, "as" means the same thing as "because."

    #1 is probably used most commonly.

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