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    Karavin is still and will always wait.

    is this sentence right.
    shouldnt it be karavin is still and will always be waiting.

    does be waiting mean that u know that the something will come.and will wait means you're not sure when it will come?


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    Re: waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Karavin is still and will always wait.

    is this sentence right.
    shouldnt it be karavin is still and will always be waiting.

    does be waiting mean that u know that the something will come.and will wait means you're not sure when it will come?
    Both sentences mean the same thing. "... will always be waiting" is much more frequent in contemporary English; but as the verb wait already carries the notion of duration, the -ing form adds nothing more to the meaning; it's just the way we tend to speak these days, where the -ing form is much more in use than before.

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    Re: waiting

    Is the sentence 'Karavin is still and will always wait." Correct?

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    Re: waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Is the sentence 'Karavin is still and will always wait." Correct?
    I would say not. 'Karavin still waits and will always wait.' would, in my opinion, be the correct way to phrase it. If you want to use 'is' then you have to use the 'ing' form; 'is still waiting'.

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