awhile

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

awhile (not comparable)

  1. For some time; for a short time.
    Sit with me awhile.

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Usage notes[edit]

Since awhile means “for a while”, it is never used with a preceding preposition, as one is already included. When preceded by a preposition, the correct form is “a while”, as two words, as in once in a while. Compare “sit with me awhile” and “sit with me for a while”.

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