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    I have waited for two hours.

    Hello! I would like to ask if I can use this sentence "I have waited for two hours." to say that I have recently waited for someone and it lasted for two hours. Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: I have waited for two hours.

    Yes, you can.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have waited for two hours.

    Not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Yes, you can.
    In my opinion 'i have been waiting for two hours' is better than using the simple tense
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Feb-2017 at 09:25. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: I have waited for two hours.

    Welcome to the forum, paperink.

    Quote Originally Posted by paperink View Post

    In my opinion 'I have been waiting for two hours' is better than using the simple tense.
    I agree with you, but please read the forum rules - especially this:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    #5

    Re: I have waited for two hours.

    If you're still waiting, you can say "I've been waiting for two hours [so far]".
    If the person you were waiting for has just arrived, you can say "I waited for two hours [for you]".
    If you regularly wait for two hours for something (a train, for example), you can say "I [regularly/frequently] wait for two hours".
    If, on one occasion or just a few occasions, you have waited for two hours for something (again, perhaps a train), you can say "I've waited for two hours [for that train] [before now]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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