once and a while vs once in a while : Common Errors in English

About once and a while vs once in a while

The expression is “once in a while.”

once in a while Meaning(s)

  • (r) now and then or here and there

once and a while in News

  • Mars Rover Watches the Sun Set and Moon Rise

    Mars rover Curiosity may have a busy schedule of science while exploring Gale Crater, but that doesn't mean it can't enjoy the view once and a while.
    on July 4, 2013 Source: Discovery News

once in a while in News

  1. Betting industry beat: 'Don't you dare bet on sports'

    Every once in a while a column comes along that aptly expresses the boiling frustrations of sports bettors when it comes to issue of legalization.  This week it came from a newspaper in Eastern Connecticut - The Day - out of New London. Wi...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Covers.com

  2. This is what the world is Googling right now

    If there is one thing Google is good at, it’s finding new and exciting ways to use data. We can’t even begin to imagine what Google is working on behind closed doors at any given time, but every once in a while it releases a nifty new tool that gives the general public new ways to look at the mountains of data that pass through Google’s network every millisecond. Most recently, the company ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  3. Blackhawks say Shaw is same all the time

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane sits next to Andrew Shaw in the Chicago Blackhawks' locker room. Even he wants him to stop talking every once in a while.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

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