I have tendency to use the one indigenous version, but I notice most people break-up it right into two. Is one way correct, or correct in specific situations?

Also, many thanks for the redirect article from r/grammer.

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"A while" is a time, a noun. The short article "a" before "while" is a sure sign that you're dealing with a noun. Notification in the adhering to sentence that you can replace "a while" with one more article-noun combination such as "a year":

It's to be a while due to the fact that Squiggly make the efforts marmite.

"Awhile" way "for a time" and it's one adverb. An alert in the adhering to sentence that you might replace "awhile" with another adverb such as "quietly":

Go play awhile.

Finally, simply to do it confusing, if girlfriend rephrase the vault sentence and replace the adverb v a preposition phrase, you need the noun again since an adverb can't it is in the object of the preposition.

Go play because that a while.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/while-versus-awhile?page=all#sthash.ujN8ulf0.dpuf


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While I fully understand this and also am sure it is true, i still uncover it utterly ridiculous. And I examine English. Excuse my french, yet fuck me.


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· 8y

From mine computer's dictionary:

USAGE The adverb little bit ( : we paused awhile) must be written as one word. The noun phrase, meaning 'a period of time,' esp. When preceded through a preposition, have to be written as two words ( : Margaret rested for a while ;: fine be over there in a when ).


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"A while" is a time; "awhile" is one adverb.

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=awhile+or+a+while


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