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    "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    More context would help.

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    i would like to say her that i am waiting for her cool down/chill, afterwards i will talk to you.

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nakash View Post
    I would like to say to her that I am waiting for her to cool down. Afterwards I would talk to her.
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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nakash View Post
    "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?
    If you must use "chill", in popular usage it would be, "I was just waiting for you to chill".

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    You have to get these popular usages just right, or you risk being seriously misunderstood. Without context I assumed that 'I was waiting for your chill' meant something like 'I knew you'd been caught in the rain without an umbrella, and I was expecting your health to decline.'

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nakash View Post
    i would like to say her that i am waiting for her cool down/chill, afterwards i will talk to you.
    That's the way to say it.

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    PS Instead of 'cool down' you could also use 'simmer down' - similar meaning, but more emphatic
    Last edited by BobK; 22-Sep-2012 at 16:04. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: "I was just waiting for your chill" is correct or wrong sentence?

    The main thing you need to spot in this is that the construction you used "I am waiting for your + noun" is incorrect in this context. We use "I am waiting for you + to infinitive".

    I am waiting for you to chill out.
    I am waiting for him to come home.
    He is waiting for me to eat the cake.
    They are waiting for her to become angry.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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