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  1. shasha1
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    difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    Dear Teacher

    Please tell me the difference between waiting and awaiting and when we use these words.

    If i say...

    I am waiting for you .... is this correct or should i use awaiting instead of waiting


    Thanks

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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    I will await your call.
    I will wait for you to call.
    I will await for you to call. (ungrammatical)

    The verb "await" takes a noun phrase as its object, and it doesn't require "for".

  3. shasha1
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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    Thanks for your reply

    i have problem that how will i know where to use 'wait' or 'await'

    and please also tell me what is recommended 'wait' or 'await'?

    thanks


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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    May I know how I can recognize who is a native English speaker? Thank you all!

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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    wait for (someone or something)

    EX: I will wait for Max.
    EX: I will wait for the news.

    await (something)

    EX: I will await the news.

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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    Interesting unanswered question about native speakers. No offense intended. I guess usingenglish.com would have to add that as a profile display option. But is it necessary??? I don't think so. The format of forums allows anyone to intervene, and in the end you get a number of opinions; one reason i love to use this site. If a mistake is made by a non-native speaker it will get corrected, right? Native speakers can make mistakes too....like moi, native but not professionally trained and I, the native speaker, use this site frequently to correct myself. Many many non-native English speakers know grammar better than natives. Native does not equal better in all cases.

    By the way, thanks for telling me if "for" is needed after await...hahaha my guess was right! But i needed usingenglish.com to find out for sure.

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    Re: difference b/w awaiting / waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by christopher mark kohler View Post
    I guess usingenglish.com would have to add that as a profile display option.
    I agree that it isn't really necessary, and being a native speaker is not guarantee of correctness. Also, it wouldn't necessarily act as a guarantee of who is and who isn't a native speaker as it would depend on the person's honesty in filling in the registration page.

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