End of ADS-L Digest - 4 Jun 1995 to 5 Jun 1995 ********************************************** There are 9 messages totalling 312 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. a while/awhile ?? (3) 2. 3. Yankee? (3) 4. Dopp kit (fwd) 5. ? Lupfer (railroad term.) (fwd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 08:27:00 EST From: Electronic Products Magazine <0004276021[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MCIMAIL.COM> Subject: a while/awhile ?? Will someone please explain the usage of "a while" and "awhile"? Examples: A WHILE "For a while, the hope of achieving such a standard rested on the shoulders of WorldFIP and ISPF. " "Lastly, I'd like to go on record as advocating banishing from the English language, at least for a while, the word 'paradigm.'" AWHILE "They are often looking for test systems that will be around for quite awhile." Leonard Schiefer lschiefer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mcimail.com Chief Copy Editor Electronic Products Magazine Garden City, NY MDNM/DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD