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Unaware vs unawares

Both ‘unaware’ and ‘unawares’ are correct.

Unaware (adjective)
Not having the knowledge or realisation of something.

  1. Was he unaware of the threat?
  2. They were unaware that she was their lecturer.

Unawares (adverb)
Unexpectedly without any warning or sign.

  1. He was caught unawares by the question.
  2. My entry took the looters unawares.

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