wait vs wait for

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whl626

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I am waiting for someone for his opinion.
I am waiting someone for his opinion.
I am waiting someone's opinion.

Are these 3 examples interchangeable in meaning ?

Wait your turn, don't jump the queue. ( Is the ' for ' omitted ? or it is simply not necessary ) ?
 

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whl626 said:
I am waiting for someone for his opinion.
I am waiting someone for his opinion.
I am waiting someone's opinion.

Are these 3 examples interchangeable in meaning ?

Wait your turn, don't jump the queue. ( Is the ' for ' omitted ? or it is simply not necessary ) ?

Your first sentence is correct, although one could try to rephrase it so as to not have two uses of "for" in a row. The second two are not idiomatic English. They use "wait" as a transitive verb, which can be done, but it is rarely used. Your last question "wait your turn" has a common transitive use of "wait". There is also the verb "await", which means to "wait for". This would work in your third sentence, but not in your second.

You could also say:

I am waiting for someone to give his opinion.
I am waiting for someone's opinion.
 

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I am waiting for Mike to tell me his opinion.

:wink:
 

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Thanks, I no longer need to wait for anyone else's opinion anymore.

I just mean the examples are good enough though
 

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whl626 said:
Thanks, I no longer need to wait for anyone else's opinion anymore.

I just mean the examples are good enough though

You're very welcome.

BTW, one doesn't need "no longer" and "anymore" in the same clause.
 

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I am wrong :p. I still need it on the correct use of ' anymore ' :)
 
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