We waited for ages for a taxi.

  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    Not weird, but I would have omitted the first "for". I don't know by what grammatical rule this "for" may be omitted, and I don't know whether it is used by all English speakers, but it is common.
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I agree with dropping the optional first “for”:

    We waited [for] ages / a long time / nearly half an hour, etc.
     
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