Await & Wait For
I came across these sentence in emails I received recently.
I am awaiting for my classmate.
This sentence is incorrect.
This sentence has inappropriate word.
It can be rewritten as I am waiting for my classmate in order to make it grammatically acceptable.
Speakers often mention what or who they have been waiting for as in the examples below:
• Who are you waiting for?
• I am waiting for my girlfriend.
The word await means wait for. It is not followed by the preposition for. It takes an inanimate object as in the example I am awaiting your email. The object of await is not a person. So it is incorrect to say : Peter is awaiting me.
The word await is a formal term and is used in letters, emails and poetry.
• I am awaiting your reply.
• She is very happily awaiting death.
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