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    I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Hello. I'm confused with this sentence, please help. Which one is correct?

    1. I'm going to Barnes and Noble to pick up some book I've been waiting for for weeks.
    2. I'm going to Barnes and Noble to pick up some books I've been waiting for weeks.

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Despite the repetition of "for", the first is correct.

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Despite the repetition of "for", the first is correct.
    What about "some book"? Should I use -s for it? "some books"

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Either "a book" or "some books."
    Saying "some book" makes it sound like the book is a random one, not a specific one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Either "a book" or "some books."
    Saying "some book" makes it sound like the book is a random one, not a specific one.
    Let's say in this sentence I want to pick up two copies of book. So what's the correct one? Can I use this sentence:

    "I'm going to Barnes and Noble to pick up the books I've been waiting for for weeks"

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I've been waiting for FOR weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    Let's say in this sentence I want to pick up two copies of book. So what's the correct one?
    Unless it's particularly important to tell the listener that you're buying two copies of a book, just treat them as you would two different books.

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