a while vs awhile :

a while or 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.'

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Definitions

  • r  for a short time
    sit down and stay awhile
    they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West
News & Articles

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    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
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    June 14, 2013 - Seattle Times