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    To finish or for finishing

    I often say that: I wait for you to finish.
    But can i say that : I wait for you for finishing ???
    Are both of them similar in meaning ?
    What circumstance are "to" and "for" similar in ?
    Are there any rule of which prepositions can be used equivalently ?

    P/s: Please correct the mistakes of my sentences if you are not reluctant .
    Sorry for my English if it's dificult to understand or impolite. I'm bad in English.

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    Re: To finish or for finishing

    Hello Mr V.,

    Usually, you would say:

    1. I'll wait for you to finish.

    "I wait for you for finishing" would not be used.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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