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Stay for Awhile[edit]

I moved the article back to "Stay for Awhile" because that is the name of the song. "Awhile" is the correct term. Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:20, 15 September 2013 (UTC)


Apologies, you are correct. I found what I thought was a definitive reference for the other (correct) spelling, but turns out that was a different version, not the referenced song. OttRider (talk) 22:18, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Awhile vs A While[edit]

Having received a few comments about this edit:

  • "Awhile" is an adverb. It is used with a verb, without a preposition such as "for". So you can write "I will stay awhile".
  • "A while" is a noun phrase, taking a preposition. So you can write "I will stay for a while".

Writing "I will stay for awhile" is incorrect. Since "awhile" has the meaning "for a while", that would be equivalent to writing "I will stay for for a while".

See here for a more fulsome discussion. OttRider (talk) 22:18, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

You keep making changes and in several cases did it against correct usage. Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:41, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Sorry, sir. With respect, you are incorrect. In one of your reverts you give as a reason "awhile is an English word". This is true - "awhile" is an English word. But it is the wrong word following the word "for".

  • Awhile can be used alone, as in "I will wait awhile".
  • "A while" may be used with the preposition "for", as in "I will wait for a while".
  • Awhile, used with "for", as in "I will wait for awhile", is always incorrect.


OttRider (talk) 22:18, 8 October 2013 (UTC)


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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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Leila Schneps[edit]

I created a Wikidata entry for Leila Schneps - you can find a link to it under the "tools" menu on her Wikipedia article. You might like to take a look and see whether anything needs to be added. It's always a good idea to make a matching Wikidata entry, when you make a new article here. Good work on that article, BTW! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:05, 9 March 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for the several constructive edits and for the advice. First new page, much to learn.

DYK for Adam Rutherford[edit]

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DYK for Leila Schneps[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:08, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice article. perhaps should have moved your sand box User:OttRider/sandbox-cc, rather than cut paste;

hope you continue, with more Women scientists, many red links [User:Keilana/Female scientist list]][. Duckduckstop (talk) 15:37, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Faye Flam[edit]

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WebCite archive[edit]


I just wanted to pay your attention to WebCite archive which allows you to archive current version of web pages. It might be useful when you cite some web page which is subject of frequent changes. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 09:06, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Faye Flam[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 03:47, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Faye Flam[edit]

Hello, OttRider,

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