proper preposition or conjunction?

I was playing chess while my wife waiting outside.

I was playing chess despite my wife waiting outside.

I was playing chess with my wife waiting outside.

Are all of the above correct?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    The first one is right, but it should be:

    I was playing chess while my wife WAS waiting outside.

    The second one is OK but ought to be 

    I was playing chess despite my wife waiting FOR ME outside.

    The third one is to be avoided since it suggests you are playing chess with your wife and both of you are waiting outside, which is not the meaning of the others.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The last two are fine, but the first needs "was" after "wife" in order to be correct.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are not exactly incorrect, but the wording is awkward.

    If what you mean is, "My wife waited outside while I played chess." then just say that.

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