Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.15)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).


(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. The students were
[B]. awaiting for
[C]. the arrival of the chief guest.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B



Sneha A said: (Oct 8, 2010)  
I didn't get this sentence. Can anyone help me out here?

Pratyusha Maitra said: (Nov 13, 2010)  
I think the answer is incorrect. There is no error actually.

Ganesan said: (Nov 25, 2010)  
I think the for will come it the sentence because without for the sentence will not sound well.

Adithya said: (Dec 2, 2010)  
One can say either waiting for (or) awaiting but not awaiting for.

Mohan said: (Dec 6, 2010)  
@adithya: you are right.

Aaditya said: (Dec 31, 2010)  
or else other answer is waiting for instead of awaiting

Saroj said: (Jan 1, 2011)  
I think waiting for is right.

Sarojbatra said: (Jan 1, 2011)  
or else other answer is waiting for instead of awaiting

Preet said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
Waiting for is right.

Aniket said: (Jan 28, 2011)  
It should be waiting for.

Mallikarjuna said: (Mar 2, 2011)  
await = wait for!

Hope everyone got it now.

Sho said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
What is the diff between an arrival and the arrival ?

Pavan said: (Apr 5, 2011)  
I agree with Aaithya you can spell "waiting for" or "awaiting" not " awaiting for".

Subhamoy said: (Jun 7, 2011)  
Well mallikarjuna you are absolutely right, await indeed means to wait for.

Manikyalarao said: (Jul 7, 2011)  
Yes friends

Awaiting = Waiting for

If We use awaiting for then it would be a blunder

Akshay said: (Jul 7, 2011)  
Await=waiting for.

Gangadharam said: (Jul 26, 2011)  
Yes, because await means waiting for.

So we should not use it as "awaiting for".

Vertika said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
"awaiting for" is wrong english.
"waiting for" or "awaiting" is corrct.

Riya said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
It sounds good when using "for". But I need to which one is correct.

Ajeet Ghosh said: (Aug 7, 2011)  
I think the right sentence is " students were awaiting the arrival of the chief guest" we cant use THE before students.

It does nt make any sense. Is there any query please send me.

Pankaj Goyal said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
@all. The given answer is correct. There are some verbs in active sentence after which no preposition will be there.

Like this book comprises of ten chapters (incorrect).

This book comprises ten chapters --correct.

Priya said: (Sep 21, 2011)  
Await is a formal word and we do not use the preposition 'for' with await.

Aishu said: (Sep 24, 2011)  
I don't nderstand pankaj. Can you explain me?

Vishal said: (Sep 26, 2011)  
If we use the wait then you can use waiting according to the sentence but when we use await then never use ing form.

Ankit said: (Sep 30, 2011)  
If we use Awaiting it means Waiting for. And we already have for in the sentece. So it is wrong!

Tata Guru said: (Nov 6, 2011)  
Awaiting means waiting for, so need not be used both awaiting and for at a time in sentence.

Meet Vora said: (Nov 21, 2011)  
There is no error "awaiting" itself include the meaning of "for" that's why "for" is incorrect in this sentence.

Vinsan said: (Nov 22, 2011)  
Thank you guys.

Ravi said: (Dec 29, 2011)  
Awaiting is never followed by for because it includes for in itself.

Navin said: (Jan 4, 2012)  
Awaiting the arrival or waiting for the arrival.

Avinash said: (Jan 8, 2012)  
If we remove "for" the sentence is in a improper form.....

Rahas said: (Jan 17, 2012)  
Awaiting means waiting for so awaiting for is only a redundancy.

Dan-1 Of Pandemonium said: (Jan 28, 2012)  
Await means wait for substitute the terms 'wait for' instead of await. The sentence turns out to be like this students were waiting for for the arrival of chief guest. These are called errors of redundancy. The same will follow the verbs like

Return=come back.

Revert=send back.

Discuss=talk about.

Superb said: (Mar 25, 2012)  
Perhaps "waiting for" could be far better option. But we are to deal with "Awaiting" here.

Ravi Teja Mullapudi said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
I think after we using await, preposition is not required.
If wait is used, the preposition is required.
(for is a preposition)

Sivaramakrishna said: (Apr 24, 2012)  
Either we use waiting for / awaiting.

Waqas Marwat said: (Sep 18, 2012)  
"awaiting" as well as "waiting for" is right to use.

Harishchandra Chauhan said: (Apr 19, 2013)  
After awaiting you can't use "for" and after waiting we must use"for"waiting - definition
that waits
of or for a wait
that serves or is in attendance

awaiting - definition
transitive verb
to wait for; expect
to be in store for; be ready for

Peeyush said: (Jul 1, 2013)  
'Awaiting' and 'waiting' are verbs with the same meaning. If you use "awaiting" you don't need to use "for".

Aphrin said: (Aug 21, 2013)  
Awaiting for is correct because someone means.

One person is awaiting for you.

Ajith said: (Sep 4, 2013)  
Can it be said 'students were waiting for the arrival of the chief guest'.

Arya said: (Oct 14, 2013)  
"waitinng for" is equivalent to "awaiting".

S.Simon said: (Oct 27, 2013)  
He started to USA yesterday - Please find the error in this sentence and let me know?

Cherry680 said: (Dec 6, 2013)  
In passive progressive, 'for' doesn't come after awaiting. But it does in case of active progressive.

Raj Siddu said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
"awaiting" itself means waiting for. So, no need to use "for" again.

Anji said: (Dec 16, 2013)  
"awaiting" itself refers to waiting for. So awaiting for does not make sense. So option B involves error.

Haribabu said: (Dec 17, 2013)  
Why can't it be present continuous A) students are awaiting the arrival of chief guest?

Meet said: (Jan 6, 2014)  
Awaiting itself means waiting for so waiting "for" is not required.

Mithun said: (Jan 26, 2014)  
Actually Awaiting means "to wait for"and hence is the answer.

Provat said: (Apr 12, 2014)  
Actually we can express the waiting for in a single word awaiting.

Awaiting for is not perfect. Those are not agree with me then they have to think that waiting for and awaiting for both could not be same isn't it.

So, the answer will be Option B.

Harsha said: (May 27, 2014)  
I think here the sentence is in past tense 'were' awaited is correct.

Sruthi said: (Jun 5, 2014)  
Awaiting the arrival of the minister.

Both of THE are essential can any one help?

Sathish Kumar said: (Jul 11, 2014)  
Await is a formal word and mostly used with abstract objects. Unlike wait, it does not take the preposition for..

1- We are still awaiting instructions.
2- Back then, I was awaiting my result.

Romi said: (Aug 9, 2014)  
Here students were expecting chief guest but they were not waiting for the chief guest. Wait means to delay that action or event before someone arrive this sentence is telling just the state that students are expecting to see chief minister.

Vinay said: (Sep 7, 2014)  
Await = wait for.

So there is no need of preposition after awaiting. Awaiting itself gives waiting for.

Paurushupadhayay9044@Gmail.Com said: (Dec 16, 2014)  
Yes awaiting is free from.

Md.Zahir1106 said: (Jan 29, 2015)  
It will be only awaiting.

Sravya said: (Apr 13, 2015)  
The answer is "awaiting" and it is meaningless if it is "awaiting for" as 'awaiting' and 'waiting for' both means the same.

Piyush Anand said: (Jun 26, 2015)  
Why can't we use "wait for" instead of "await for"?

Mounika said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
Yeah, "awaiting for" is not the right way. Rather it would be correct to use "waiting for" or "awaiting".

Monu Singh said: (Jul 14, 2015)  
Wait takes preposition but awaiting don't take any preposition.

Aishwarya said: (Aug 14, 2015)  
Waiting is correct. It can be awaiting in case if there is adverb before it like eagerly awaiting for the arrival.

Hitesh Saai said: (Sep 13, 2015)  
Awaiting means "waiting for" so the word "for" is not needed over here.

Nisha said: (Sep 15, 2015)  
We can't use awaiting for.

Seshasai said: (Sep 23, 2015)  
Guys can you tell me the meaning of "waiting" and "awaiting". I am thinking that both are same.

Harika said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
I think awaiting for is incorrect. We can either use awaiting or waiting for, but not awaiting for.

Harika said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
Yes @Seshsai, both are same but for is not needed for awaiting and that is the only mistake over there.

Sudheer said: (Oct 3, 2015)  
Use "waiting for" or 'awaiting' both are same don't use awaiting for.

Mani Singh said: (Nov 21, 2015)  
Awaiting for is similar to waiting for.

Apoorva said: (Jan 11, 2016)  
Awaiting/waited for. Both could have been correct.

Santosh Burman said: (May 11, 2016)  
"awaiting for" is wrong.

"waiting for" or "awaiting" is correct.

Akshay Vasisth said: (May 22, 2016)  
The correct answer should be "Waiting for".

Chinju said: (Jun 16, 2016)  
What is the mistake in the following sentence?

"We discussed about the problem".

Subhabha said: (Jul 11, 2016)  
I also think so. How does it possible?

Anil said: (Jul 19, 2016)  
Examples of await in a sentence.

A crowd of people awaited the train.
We're eagerly awaiting his arrival.

Obsolete : to lie in wait for.

Jpmath said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
Guys! Stop the discussion, don't confuse it. The given answer is right.

Kumod said: (Sep 3, 2016)  
The verb to await is often used in formal, written contexts, particularly at the end of the business correspondence. It means the same as wait for but we use await + direct object (without the word for).

Mukesh Kumar Verma said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
Awaiting is right but here if we use waiting than we shall have to write waiting for.

Arun Kr said: (Nov 26, 2016)  
I agree with the given answer, i.e. awaiting for.

Devi said: (Dec 24, 2016)  
I think both A and B are correct because we don't use The article before the class of person.

Mohit said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
awaiting or waiting for?

Please clear this.

Ajit said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
Whether The arrival is correct.

Can we use an article before verb?

Gaurav Kumar Trivedi said: (Apr 10, 2017)  
Awaiting = waiting for.

Raja said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
It should be Waiting for.

Sonu Kumar said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
For is superfluous here.

Gokul Mole said: (Jun 24, 2017)  
Dear friends awaiting is wrong, it should be waiting.

Anwesha said: (Jun 25, 2017)  
Both "awaiting" and "waiting for" are correct.

Kali Mandal said: (Jun 28, 2017)  
Answer is right.

Awaiting is used for --waiting for. So an extra for after awaiting is not required.

Hemanth Kumar said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
Answer is correct after awaiting no preposition is needed.

Surabhi Shiromani said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
It can be also corrected as "waiting for".

Ahmad said: (Jul 28, 2017)  
Yes, right @Adithya.

Palla Bhanu Chandra said: (Jul 30, 2017)  
Yes, I can. In this sentence awaiting means waiting and (awaiting for) means already waited.

Sandip said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Eg: The student were awaiting of arriving of the chief guest.

Dheeraj said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
"Await" is used when we want to spotlight a particular object or talking about an object.

Like here "the chief guest".

Understand it like this- Await itself contain a "for", so we need not to use 'for' with 'await'.

E.G- The students were 'awaiting' the arrival of 'the chief guest'.

Here "the chief guest" is an object (ie. We are not talking about Ram, Shyam, Mohan etc. Specifically. ).

More clearly;.
E.G1 Sandip awaited me. (Incorrect) {because "me" is not an object. "me" here is a specific person}.
E.G2 Sandip waited for me. (Correct).
E.G1 The students were "awaiting" the arrival of "the chief guest". (correct).
E.G2 The students were "waiting for" the arrival of the chief guest "Mr. Narendra Damodardas Modi". (correct).

Ashish said: (Dec 27, 2017)  
Thanks @Dheeraj.

Shubham said: (Jan 18, 2018)  
Thanks @Dhiraj.

Mr. Rahman said: (Jan 20, 2018)  
Await= wait for (an event).

We await the proposals with impatience.

Raj Pandit said: (Mar 12, 2018)  
Awaiting =waiting for.

Chinmay said: (Apr 11, 2018)  
Awaiting = waiting for.

Nitika said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
Thanks for all making me understand.

Sathish Kumar said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
Here, waiting is the correct one.

Gayathri said: (Jul 13, 2018)  
Can Someone explain this please?

Kratgya said: (Sep 16, 2018)  
I think waiting for can be used in place of awaiting.

Ryan.S said: (Oct 21, 2018)  
Although "waiting for" is acceptable, "awaiting for" is not because "await" means "wait for". Writing "await for" would be redundant.

When sending letters by mail, you likely want to be as formal as possible. "Kindly awaiting your approval" would fit this purpose.

Sambit said: (Nov 14, 2018)  
I think the answer should be- "The students were waiting for the arrival of the chief guest".

Saikumar Dharmireddi said: (Nov 26, 2018)  
Yes the answer is Waiting for.

Nagaraj said: (Feb 12, 2019)  
Awaiting the arrival is correct.

Shubham said: (Mar 6, 2019)  
Awaiting is not correct as it should be waiting.

Ishan Bansal said: (Apr 4, 2019)  
It should be 'waiting'. We use 'await' for non-living objects. Here the object is living i.e. the guest. Therefore, we will use 'waiting for'. Hope it helps. Thank you.

Sathish said: (Apr 22, 2019)  
Either we have to say waiting for or awaiting. This is actually correct.

Kiran said: (Jun 25, 2019)  
The actual meaning for awaiting is waiting for.

But there is a difference between the usage of both the letters.
For the usage of awaiting an object is not necessary. i.e I am awaiting you.
For the usage of waiting there should be an object.

Sunil said: (Sep 17, 2019)  
Can we use waiting instead of awaiting?

Dipensen5 said: (Sep 23, 2019)  
Waiting for = awaiting.

Merlin Sebi said: (Nov 10, 2019)  
Awaiting means wait for so avoid for.

Sakshi said: (Sep 24, 2020)  
I think "awaiting" can be replaced by "waiting for".

Dhwani Kant said: (May 21, 2021)  
Awaiting means to wait for. So either awaiting or waiting for is correct.

Vishal said: (Jun 16, 2022)  
Yes, it must be "waiting for".

Anil said: (Jul 19, 2022)  

You are absolutely right! Thanks.

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