Is it okay to say, `The students are awaiting for the principal's reply'?

(S. Satish, Warangal)No, it isn't. It is okay to say `wait for something', but not `await for something'. The word `await' is not usually followed by `for'. In the example you have given, you can either say, `The students are waiting for the principal's reply', or `The students are awaiting the principal's reply'.******"About the time we thinkwe can make ends meet, somebodymoves the ends." - Herbert HooverS. UPENDRAN

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