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    jctgf is offline Key Member
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    Default ''for hours''

    I kept waiting hours until you to come back.

    I kept waiting hours for you to come back.

    I kept waiting for hours for you to come back.

    I kept waiting for hours until you to come back.

    I kept waiting you to come back for hours.

    I have been waiting for many hours the doctor to come.

    I have been waiting many hours the doctor to come.

    I have been waiting for hours the doctor to come.

    I have been waiting the doctor for hours.

    I have been waiting the doctor for many hours.


    Hi,
    Which one, please, if any, is good English?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 24-Nov-2008 at 22:16.

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    Post Re: ''for hours''

    None of the phrases are correct. It should be one of the following:

    I have been waiting for hours for you to come...

    I have waited for hours for you to come...


    But to avoid using the word "for" twice, I would use something like that:

    I have spent many hours waiting for you to come...

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