Once in a while, you make a mistake

Once in a while a mistake appears on the Yahoo! front page:

Ha-ha! I was kidding. I am a kidder. Mistakes appear on yahoo.com every day. This time it’s the use of the adverb awhile following a preposition like in or for. The correct form is a while.

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One Response to “Once in a while, you make a mistake”

  1. Miriam C. Says:

    Thanks for the explanation. I’ve always wondered when to use one word or two.


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