English Expect Vs Wait

A) Please, _________ for me. I'll arrive soon.

B) I _________ that my dad will arrive soon.

C) They promised to _________ until we arrive.

D) Laura _________ to finish her homework soon.

ANSWERS

A) Please, WAIT for me. I'll arrive soon.

B) I EXPECT that my dad will arrive soon.

C) They promised to WAIT until we arrive.

D) Laura EXPECTS to finish her homework soon.

EXPLANATION

Expect:

You think that something will happen:

Piensas que algo sucederá.

  • Expect to do something: They expect to pass their exam.

  • Esperar hacer algo: Ellos esperan aprobar su examen.

  • Expect somebody/something to do something: We expect them to arrive soon.

  • Esperar que alguien o algo haga algo: Esperamos que ellos lleguen pronto.

  • Expect (that): I told my father that I've forgotten my keys. I expect (that) he'll be here within five minutes.

  • Esperar (que): Le dije a mi padre que había olvidado mis llaves. Espero que estará aquí dentro de cinco minutos.

Wait:

Stay in the same place until something hapens.

Estar en el mismo lugar hasta que algo suceda.

  • Wait for: Wait for me.

  • Esperar a: Espérame

  • Wait until: Please, wait until I finish this.

  • Esperar hasta: Por favor, espera hasta que termine esto.

  • Wait to do something: I'll have to wait to see the house finished.

  • Esperar para hacer algo: Tendré que esperar para ver la casa terminada.

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