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    #1

    waited for me to sit

    Which are correct:

    1-He waited for me to sit before beginning to eat.

    2-He waited for me to sit before he began to eat.
    3-He waited for me to sit before he would begin to eat.
    4-He waited for me to sit to eat.

    They are all supposed to mean the same. I am pretty sure that 1 is correct.

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    Navi.

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    Re: waited for me to sit

    [QUOTE=navi tasan;906557]1-He waited for me to sit before beginning to eat.
    2-He waited for me to sit before he began to eat.
    3-He waited for me to sit before he would begin to eat.
    4-He waited for me to sit to eat.
    They are all acceptable. #1 and #2 have effectively the same meaning. #3 has a different shade of meaning. #4 has practically the same meaning as #1 and #2, but is both clunky and potentially ambiguous.

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    Re: waited for me to sit

    Thank you 5jj.

    I have one more question here:

    A-He waited for me to have lunch.

    Is this sentence ambiguous?
    A1-He waited till I had had my lunch.
    A2-He did not have his lunch until I arrived.

    Gratefully,
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    Re: waited for me to sit

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    A-He waited for me to have lunch.

    Is this sentence ambiguous?
    Yes

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