<await> with with objective pronouns?

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  1. High on grammar Senior Member

    Hello everyone:

    The first difference is in the grammatical structures that are associated with these two verbs.
    The verb 'await' must have an object - for example, 'I am awaiting your answer'. And the object of 'await' is normally inanimate, not a person, and often abstract. So, you can't say, 'John was awaiting me'. SOURCE: BBC LEARNING ENGLISH


    But I found many examples using “await” with “objective pronouns.”

    Here’s one of them:

    I look out at the collage of faded buildings that await me below and wonder whether the sights on my first full day in Cuba can be as sweet as my first taste.

    Take Me with You

    Take Me with You: A Memoir

    By Carlos Frías

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  2. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

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    Did you remember to search first? Here are some threads on the topic:

    Await and wait for
    wait / wait for / await

    If these do not answer your question, please join the discussion in any relevant thread. I’ll close this thread to prevent duplication.

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