for ages/while/a while

  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    The first indicates a longer wait than the second, although both are vague and subjective in terms of the length of time she waited. The third is incorrect.
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    She waited for ages. -> she waited for a very long time
    She waited for a while. -> she waited for a reasonable amount of time
    She waited for while.:cross:

    Crossposted.
     
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