June 30, 2016
The word "wait" is used for the passing of time. The examples below show how it’s used as a verb:
- She’s waiting.
- She’s waiting for a train to arrive.
- She’s going to have to wait.
- Just wait.
- You’ll have to wait.
- We’re waiting for a response.
- John waited at the bus stop for the bus to arrive.
- How long did you wait?
- The person helping us made us wait.
- I really don’t want to have to wait.
- I can’t wait! or I can’t wait!
They’re waiting for an elevator.
This word can also be used as a noun:
- We had a long wait.
- The wait was over two hours long.
- Pedro had a short wait.
- The wait was just five minutes.
- How long was the wait?
- What’s the wait?
The word "waiting" is often used as an adjective:
- When you go to a doctor’s office, sometimes you remain in a waiting room until the doctor is ready to see you.
- Waiting areas are provided for people who waiting for a plane to depart.
- If you go to a busy restaurant, your name might go onto a waiting list as you wait for an available table.
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