-The difference between "wait" and "hold on"
-Do we say "I haven't a dog" in English
-"Until", "for" and "since"
Would an English speaker say for example: "I haven't a dog."
I haven't seen him today.
I haven't played with him in years.
"I haven't a clue."
"I haven't the faintest idea."
"I haven't a dog" sounds VERY old fashioned.
"for", "since" and "until"
-I studied for three years.
-I was blond for a year.
-I waited for two hours before I left.
I lived in London for ten years.
I have lived in Berlin for 2.5 years.
I've lived in Berlin since 2020.
-I've been dying my hair since I was 23.
-I haven't seen him since the pandemic.
-I've been waiting for him since 11 am.
I will wait for him until 12:30, but then I will leave.
-I dyed my hair until summer last year.
-I lived in London until 2020.
-I studied at Warwick university until 2010.
Do you think that it will rain today?
What do you do for a living?
What is the difference between "wait" and "hold on"?
"wait" has more uses:
-The wait was long: 3 hours.
-I was waiting at the bus stop.
-WAIT! Don't leave without me.
"hold on" is used more like a command...
"Wait! I'm not ready!"
"Hold on! I'm not ready!"
Here they can be used the same way.
"Hold on, I can't find my keys."
"Wait, I can't find my keys."
"Hold on" feels shorter than "wait".
-"wait" feels more like you are waiting for something to happen
"hold on" means you are stopping yourself from doing something
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