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    Wait a while or wait for a while?

    How is it correct to say : 'wait a while' or 'wait for a while'?
    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Hello.

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    The second is correct.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Both are possible. Remember that each needs to start with a capital letter if it is a complete sentence.

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    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    5jj, do you mean that the first one acceptable in writing as the second or the first is only collocation English?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    5jj, do you mean that the first one is as acceptable in writing as the second or the first is only collocation English?
    The first is fine. There are 20 citations in COCA for 'wait for a while' and 95 for 'wait a while.

    What do you mean by 'collocation English'?

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    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Oh, my bad. I don't know why I wrote it. I meant a colloquialism.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post
    How is it correct to say
    Is it correct to say ...
    or
    Should I say ...
    : 'wait a while' or 'wait for a while'?
    Thank you!
    Note my suggested amendments above in red. "How is it correct to say ...?" is incorrect English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Thank you emsr2d2 for your corrections. It is a lot easier to acquire knowledge and remember it after having been corrected. I'll use the forms that you have suggested from now on. Could you please tell me is it's equally wrong to say "How is correct to say?".
    Thanks you!

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    Re: Wait a while or wait for a while?

    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post
    Could you please tell me is if it's equally wrong to say "How is correct to say?".
    Thanks you!
    It is wrong.

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