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    Tense

    Hello!
    I'm learning English tense and I've got a question. Reply to it please.

    I've been waiting for an hour. (I'm still waiting)
    I waited for an hour. (I'm no longer waiting)

    What If I say: I've waited for an hour. Is it correct or grammatically wrong? What does it mean if it's correct?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hello!
    I'm learning English tense and I've got a question. Reply to it please.

    I've been waiting for an hour. (I'm still waiting)
    I waited for an hour. (I'm no longer waiting)

    What If I say: I've waited for an hour. Is it correct or grammatically wrong? What does it mean if it's correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    You can't say "I waited for an hour'. It's not grammatically correct. You should say "I waited an hour".

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    Smile Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    You can't say "I waited for an hour'. It's not grammatically correct. You should say "I waited an hour".
    Oh no, they are fine, the sentences:

    I waited (for) an hour.
    I've been waiting (for) an hour.



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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Oh no, they are fine, the sentences:

    I waited (for) an hour.
    I've been waiting (for) an hour.

    Thanks for your answers!
    But what about:

    I have waited (for) an hour. Can I say so or it's grammatically wrong?
    If it's OK, what does it mean?

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    Cool Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Thanks for your answers!
    But what about:

    I have waited (for) an hour. Can I say so or it's grammatically wrong?
    If it's OK, what does it mean?
    That would mean that the waiting of an hour has finished. I waited (for) an hour is more remote in time than by the use of the present perfect tense.

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