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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,
Would you help me?

Do both (a) and (b) have the same meaning?
(a) I have waited for him for an hour.
(b) I have been waiting for him for an hour.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

Lothor

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Hello, native English speakers,
Would you help me?

Do both (a) and (b) have the same meaning?
(a) I have waited for him for an hour.
(b) I have been waiting for him for an hour.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin

Basically yes, but (b) is the more natural sentence.
 

hirashin

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Hello, Lothor. Thanks for the help.

According to your profile, you are originally from Britain and have lived in Tokyo for a long time, right?
 

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Indeed, my profile does not lie! I work as a proofreader of scientific papers if you're interested.
 
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