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I waited for Him to be free.

Are both the following meanings conveyed?

  1. I waited until he got free.
  2. I waited for him so that I could get free.

How do I construct a sentence with the same structure for the second meaning?
Is it correct to say I waited for he to be free?

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I waited for him to be free means the same as I waited until he got free.

In your sentence (2), do you mean I waited for him to set me free?

No, you can't say I waited for he. He has to be the subject of the sentence.

  • Yes this is what I wanted to say in second sentence. – Rutu Feb 2 at 8:57
  • Does it convey that meaning or not.If yes is it feasible to use – Rutu Feb 2 at 8:58
  • @Rutu - As others have suggested, it would have been better to ask this question in the forum for English language learners. Kate has given you good answers but it is difficult to be sure of what you had intended the questions to mean. – TechnoCat Feb 2 at 10:22
  • Your second sentence "I waited for him so that I could get free." seems to mean something like "I have been trapped in a cage by a bad wizard; luckily I have a friend with a key; I am waiting for my friend to find me so that he can unlock the cage and set me free." Is this what you mean? – TechnoCat Feb 2 at 10:28
  • Yes. This is what I meant. Is it correct to say (question) in this scene that you described? – Rutu Feb 2 at 11:54

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