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    The word "awhile"

    Is it proper grammer to tag the word "awhile" onto the end of a sentence? For ex. You can set the table awhile.

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    Re: The word "awhile"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is it proper grammer to tag the word "awhile" onto the end of a sentence? For ex. You can set the table awhile.
    You can place it at the end of a sentence but I don't think 'awhile' logically fits your sentence.
    Awhile means 'for a short time' or 'briefly'.
    e.g.
    I'll stay awhile (for a short time); then I must leave.
    Stay awhile and rest.
    I read awhile, then slept.

    You can set the table briefly/for a short time? Sorry, the idea doesn't seem so clear.
    Last edited by paochai01; 21-Aug-2008 at 01:07.

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