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Do these two sentences have the same meaning? “We have waited for you to return” and "We have been waiting for you to return"?

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We have waited means that your wait has finished before the person arrived. We have been waiting means you wait ended with the arrival of the person.


No they are different.. we have waited.. means you were waiting in the past but its over now.. The second one means : We were waiting in the past and we are still waiting.. it is a continuous action . Hope this clarifies your doubt

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No it differs in usage of time

First sentence means the waiting is completed. Whereas second sentence says waiting is on progress.

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