Talita Nunes
When can i use wait for and wait on?
Nov 14, 2017 7:11 PM
Answers · 4
As Michael says. I'd add that, "to wait on" also applies to waiters and waitresses waiting on tables. No, they are not sitting on the table, waiting. They are working, and serving food to people AT the tables! "I'm waiting FOR the waiter! His job is to wait ON the tables! Where is he?"
November 14, 2017
"wait on" is generally informal and usage varies across regions. I recommend using only "wait for".
November 14, 2017
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