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    Awaiting an order

    In the following sentence is it correct as an alternative: … have just been waiting to be given an order…?

    It is likely that "sleeping cells" exist in the region and their members, who maintain normal everyday life, have just been awaiting an order so as to launch the activity for which they have been stationed there.

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    Re: Awaiting an order

    Yes, it would be correct, but why use six words when three are sufficient?

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    #3

    Re: Awaiting an order

    "Sleeper cells" is the phrase I am familiar with.

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    Re: Awaiting an order

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    In the following sentence is it correct as an alternative: … have just been waiting to be given an order…?

    It is likely that "sleepinger cells" exist in the region and their members, who maintain normal everyday life, have just been awaiting an order so as to launch the activity for which they have been stationed there.
    You should use the present continuous tense: "are awaiting".

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    Re: Awaiting an order

    ROVER: You are right. I just wanted to be sure I knew how to use the two options. Thanks!

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