Away vs a way

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Away may be used as an adverb to signify (1.) a given place (2.) a distance from a particular person, object or place (3.) a specific distance in time (4.) in another direction (5.) moved aside from focus, no longer garnering the uppermost attention (6.) continuously and without pause (7.) into non-existence (8.) into the correct or safe place. When used as an adjective, away may refer to a sporting event played on an opponent’s field.

A way, two words,  is a noun with its article. A way means a method in which something is done, a customary behavior, a path or route for traveling. The “way” in a way is always a noun.


Supreme Court Turns Away Kentucky Clerk Who Turned Away Gay Couples Wishing To Marry (The Huffington Post)

3,000 Miles Away, Ohio Fumes Over Renaming of Mount McKinley (The New York Times)

Jason Day is one round away from being in the race for No. 1 in the world. (U.S. News and World Report)

Meanwhile, a proposed amendment to Indonesia’s criminal code that bans insulting the president has surprised campaign groups, who saw Mr Widodo as a populist leader breaking away from the country’s authoritarian past. (The Financial Times)

Irrespective of Biden’s decision, the summer has highlighted the challenges for Clinton in finding a way to convert the anti-establishment sentiment coursing through the electorate — magnified not only by Sanders, but also by Trump — into an asset. (The Washington Post)

Japan’s government has pinpointed its famous toilet technology as a way to improve the quality of life of women in developing countries, many of whom cannot take advantage of work and educational opportunities because of a lack of adequate toilets. (The Wall Street Journal)

“It’s about taking the science and presenting it in a way the New Zealand public can understand and engage with,” she said. (The Manawatu Standard)


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