[JLPT grammar] 座(すわ)りながら Means “While About to Sit Down”

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N3 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

I sit on the sofa and read a book.


座る is an instantaneous action. 座りながら cannot be used because it would have a different meaning: “I am about to sit down, and at that very moment, I am also reading a book.”


I wore a dress and danced at the party.


I listened to music on the train.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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