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I am reading a grammer book by "wren and martin" and come accross an example about part of speech

"Sit down and rest a while"

as per this book 'while' is used here as a noun, But i am not able to understand how? as noun is "Name of place, person, or thing"

Can someone clear my doubts ?

Thanks for your help.
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In this sentence "on" is in italics therefore it is a preposition

Plz solve my doubt
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inquisitiveOneI am reading a grammer book by "wren and martin" and come accross an example about part of speech
"Sit down and rest a while"
as per this book 'while' is used here as a noun, But i am not able to understand how? as noun is "Name of place, person, or thing"
Can someone clear my doubts ?
Thanks for your help.

The grammar was wrong. It should be ""Sit down and rest awhile", adverb, one word.

Because while is a uncountable noun.

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