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    Let's say I'm at the reception in a hotel and I'm trying to clear a matter up with the receptionist and then when I'm back at my hotel room I say to my roomate: "Now everything's fine. That girl at the reception has already fixed me OR That girl has already fixed everything for me."

    --- Can I use the word "fix" in this way, meaning that she helped me to solve my problem?

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    I wouldn't say 'fixed me'. I would go with fixed everything for me/us'.
    You could also say that the receptionist has dealt with the problem or took care of it. Resolved it.

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    #3

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    How about: She has already waited on me.

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    Re: fix

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    How about: She has already waited on me.
    Not really, what about "She has already dealt with it/me/the problem"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    How about: She has already waited on me.
    What do you mean by 'waited one me'? Do you want say, that when you got to the reception desk, she was already aware of your problem/dealing with it?

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    #6

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    "wait on sb" like in a restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    How about: She has already waited on me.
    In that case I would say, 'She was already waiting for me'
    I hope this helps.

    Please note: I am not a native speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misiania View Post
    In that case I would say, 'She was already waiting for me'
    I hope this helps.

    Please note: I am not a native speaker nor a teacher.
    Hi misiana, a waiter in a restaurant waits on people, not for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi misiana, a waiter in a restaurant waits on people, not for.
    I thought we are still talking about the receptionist and he gave waiter as a example. Thanks bhaisahab I'll bare that in mind. I am still in process of learning.

    If we were talking about receptionist, would the sentence above be correct?

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    Re: fix

    Quote Originally Posted by misiania View Post
    I thought we are still talking about the receptionist and he gave waiter as a example. Thanks bhaisahab I'll bare that in mind. I am still in process of learning.

    If we were talking about receptionist, would the sentence above be correct?
    No, we don't use "to wait on someone" for a receptionist.

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