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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Red face I have been waiting...

    Hi everyone, suppose after a long time my friend has come to my house. Can I welcome him saying 'Hey bro, what's up? I have been waiting for your visit for a long time. Nice to see you again.'? Should I use 'have been waiting' or 'was waiting' in the sentence?
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    Re: I have been waiting...

    I have long been waiting for your visit.
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    Re: I have been waiting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have long been waiting for your visit.
    Thanks for you explanation. But is my sentence wrong?

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    Re: I have been waiting...

    I think 'for a long time' is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have been waiting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have long been waiting for your visit.
    This is technically correct, but it's unnatural in everyday spoken English. It's more suitable in formal written English, such as in a formal letter.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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