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Thread: wait vs. await?

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    wait vs. await?

    Hello everybody
    Is the meaning of the verb "to await" different in any way from that of "to wait"?
    Thanks in advance for your answer

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    Re: wait vs. await?

    It doesn't require the preposition 'for' and is more formal- you wouldn't normally say 'I was awaiting the bus'.

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