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    hi all, please check if these sentences are right and if they have the same meaning and what they emphasis?

    1--They waited a long time for the bus.

    2--They waited the bus for a long time.

    3--They waited for the bus for a long time.

    Best Regards.

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    What's your opinion eddy 143? Are they right or wrong?

    John

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    Re: Sentences right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    hi all, please check if these sentences are right and if they have the same meaning and what they emphasis?

    1--They waited a long time for the bus.

    2--They waited the bus for a long time.

    3--They waited for the bus for a long time.

    Best Regards.
    Please give your correct location and native language in your profile.

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    Re: Sentences right or wrong?

    I think sentence number 1 has a little mistake without having "FOR" to make it sound like sentence number 3. I see sentences 2 and 3 to be right.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sentences right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    hi all, please check if these sentences are right and if they have the same meaning and what they emphasis?

    1--They waited a long time for the bus.

    2--They waited the bus for a long time.

    3--They waited for the bus for a long time.

    Best Regards.
    2 is incorrect. We always "wait for" something.

    3 is the best choice as it involves all the information (Who, what they did and how long they did it for) in the most natural order, and contains the correct prepositions.

    1 is OK but less natural than 3.

    If you're going to put the object directly after the verb, then you must use "wait for".

    They (subject) waited (verb) for (prep) the bus (object).

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    Re: Sentences right or wrong?

    Hi Mr Bhaisahab, Maybe it might be part of your job to judge the originality of someone nationality; If that be the case here it goes on mine, i was born in South Africa, raised and school in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon, a country situated in the west part of Africa been my mother's land of birth. After getting my Bachelor's Degree while studying in french which was my medium of studies by then. Now, i'm back in south Africa feeling trying to get use to what i missed all through out my childhood but studying in English as my new classroom language is driving me nuts.

    have a nice day Bhai!

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    Thanks a lot EMSR2D2. You just solve this long disturbing puzzle for me. You are great.

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    Re: Sentences right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    Hi Mr Bhaisahab, Maybe it might be part of your job to judge the originality of someone nationality; If that be the case here it goes on mine, i was born in South Africa, raised and school in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon, a country situated in the west part of Africa been my mother's land of birth. After getting my Bachelor's Degree while studying in french which was my medium of studies by then. Now, i'm back in south Africa feeling trying to get use to what i missed all through out my childhood but studying in English as my new classroom language is driving me nuts.

    have a nice day Bhai!
    Oh, you are not in Australia then?

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