Difference between a while and awhile
A lot of English speakers get confused between the words a while and awhile. These 2 words are spelled almost the same but for the fact that in one the a is seperated.
A while a (noun) is used to describe time. The artile “a” before while is sure proof that it is a noun.
For Example. Its been a while since we visited grandmom.
Belta is travelling to Harizona and she will be with us for a while.
Its been a while since I visited Yaounde
Awhile on the otherhand means “for a time,” and it’s an adverb.
For example go play awhile with the kids
Sing awhile while I go and play the piano
Eat awhile, you’ve not had apetite for some time