One-Point English Lesson: Wait for Vs Wait to Vs Wait for ~ to
We say wait for something, and that something is a noun:
- I am waiting for an important phone call.
- Can you wait for me? I’ll be right there.
- I waited for an hour, but the repairman never came.
We also say wait for someone / something to do something, and that something is a verb:
- I was waiting for the postman to come.
- Please wait for me to finish this report.
- We were waiting for the rain to stop so we could start the game.
We can also say wait to do something
- I’m waiting to talk to the boss. He’s been busy all day.
- Mom is waiting to eat dinner, so we should hurry back home.
- We are all waiting to see what will happen during the Olympics.
Are you waiting for something? What are you waiting for someone to do? Are you waiting to do something?
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