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Rule "a quite while (quite a while)"

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Description: a quite while (quite a while)
Message: The word order seems wrong. Did you mean \2 \1 \3?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-awhile-vs-a-while/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It was a quite while since he appeared last on TV.
    Correction suggestion: quite a while
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: A_QUITE_WHILE [1]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-12-03 21:33:02 +0000)