Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 10:36:10 -0400
From: AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: a while/awhile ??
The best explanation, as usual, is to be found in the Merriam-Webster
_Webster's Dictionary of English Usage_.
The reason this puzzles editors is that the forms are used interchangeably,
despite the prescription that adverbially it should be one word, as a noun
phrase two words. _WDEU_ gives the full story.
- Allan Metcalf