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  1. YAMATO2201's Avatar
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    #1

    I have been waiting for you for two hours.

    Situation:
    Mary was supposed to have a date with Tom.
    Mary got to Hyde Park at 9:00 a.m.
    Tom got there at 11:03 a.m.

    In the situation above, is it possible for Mary to say "I have been waiting for you for two hours."?
    Last edited by YAMATO2201; 24-Feb-2017 at 13:13.
    I am not a teacher. I am currently studying basic English grammar.

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    #2

    Re: I have been waiting for you for two hours.

    It's possible, but she'd probably say 'I've been waiting for you for over two hours'.

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    #3

    Re: I have been waiting for you for two hours.

    I don't think Mary would wait that long.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I have been waiting for you for two hours.

    Tom needs to buck his ideas up!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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