A While, Awhile

The two-word phrase a while is getting pushed aside by awhile. But awhile should only be used to mean "for a while." It's a distinction worth preserving: It took a while, but I was convinced after thinking it over awhile.

Always use a while with prepositions: After a while, she arrived.


Confusing Words and Homonyms

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