Here are sentence diagrams of those two sentences. Awhile is an adverb. Since prepositions need an object of the preposition after them a noun or pronoun , this one-word version is not the correct choice after a preposition. We watched the show for awhile. I'll be back in awhile. Now you're probably wondering when you would use awhile.
Well, it's an adverb, and remember that adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. With this particular adverb, I can only think of examples of it modifying verbs. Henry and Jane talked awhile. The adverb awhile is modifying the verbs sit and talked.
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We diagram adverbs on slanted lines under the words they are modifying. I know it's a bit confusing because the definitions for while and awhile are very similar.
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Just try to remember that awhile is an adverb and while in the two-word version a while is a noun. Using Get Smart has helped us to understand the English language so much better. O'Brien explains things so clearly and repeats information at just the right amount.
JUST FOR AWHILE - Gary Ogan
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