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Wait Await

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What is the difference between waiting and waiting ?

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to wait for = to await (= attendre)

  • I am waiting for you = I am awaiting you (= je t'attends)

  • You are waiting for my answer = You are awaiting my answer (= tu attends ma réponse)

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Thank you very much

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Yes, but we don't use "await" in normal spoken language. And even then we only use it for things, not people, eg - "I am awaiting your reply". A native speaker would never say "I am awaiting you". See my other comment.

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it is the same between prehaps and prehaps.

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I sorry between await and wait

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"await' = "wait for", but it is very formal, used mainly in business correspondence, by banks, lawyers, etc, and in newspapers. And only to refer to things and events, eg, "We await your comments with interest.". We never use it for people and would never say things like "I will await you" or "Await me".

We rarely use "await" in normal conversaton, and I've probably never said it in my life, although I may have written it once or twice.

It is probably used more as a participle (again formal):
"Prisoners awaiting trial"
"Emails awaiting attention"

https://www.englishgrammar.org/wait-await
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/await

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