a_while vs awhile : Common Errors in English

About a_while vs awhile

Awhile means for sometime. For example, 'This is a tough job and will take awhile to get over.' On the other hand when while is an object to a prepositional phrase it needs to be separated from 'a'. Here is a usage of a while How often has your friend told you: 'Please lend me your book for a while.'

awhile Meaning(s)

  • (r) for a short time

awhile in News

  1. Editorial: An abrogation of their duty

    Crises bring a community together, and it has been awhile since we have seen the people of Ocala/Marion County unified on an issue like they are over the pending layoffs of 261 school employees.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Ocala Star-Banner

  2. Props Power and Keyboard Case for iPad: review and giveaway

    Remember my last keyboard case review where I told you it was going to be the last one for awhile? Well, that was before yet another manufacturer knocked on my virtual door and handed me a keyboard case. But this, my friends, is a keyboard case with a difference -- it also has a huge built-in battery pack that you can use to extend the working life of your iPad or charge your other hungry ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

  3. Foam-Container Supporters Exist, Stage Intrepid Rally at City Hall

    Is this your enemy? New York City councilman Lewis Fidler's proposed ban on foam takeout containers has been around awhile and was even championed in Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address in February, but a foam-container advocacy group has nonetheless just popped up to thwart the incoming rule. They have a spiffy website ("Think you know foam? Click here to get the REAL facts.") and ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

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