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    Everyone waits for you now

    Everyone is watching you now
    Everyone waits for you now
    What happens next?
    What happens next?

    This is a part of lyrics and I was wondering if "waits for you now" is okay? I think that "Everyone is waiting for you now" is grammatically correct. Or is there a reason? What do you native English speakers think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

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    #2

    Re: Everyone waits for you now

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Everyone is watching you now
    Everyone waits for you now
    What happens next?
    What happens next?

    This is a part of lyrics and I was wondering if "waits for you now" is okay? I think that "Everyone is waiting for you now" is grammatically correct. Or is there a reason? What do you native English speakers think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.
    It's fine, it means that, for some reason, you have become the sort of person that people wait for.

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    Re: Everyone waits for you now

    Thank you so much and I am with you, but because of the 'now' in the sentence, I feel like it should be 'is waiting...' What do you think? Thank you so much again.

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    Re: Everyone waits for you now

    Another explanation is that song lyrics regularly fit the words into the rhythm and the rhyme, and don't worry about grammatical issues.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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