No Prepositions after Regarder and Attendre

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No Prepositions after Regarder and Attendre

I quote:  "Note that quite a few verbs, such as regarder and attendre, are used without prepositions in French, i.e., regarder [x] [quelqu'un]; attendre [x] [quelqu'un], whereas they have one in English (i.e., to look at [someone], to wait for [someone]."  (For English speakers, an easy way to remember that we don't put an "a" after regarder and attendre is to consider these words translatable as "watch" and "await" which similarly, in English, do not require a preposition.)

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Bonjour Raleigh,

Thank you for your contribution ! This is a very useful tip. 

Bonne journée !

No Prepositions after Regarder and Attendre

I quote:  "Note that quite a few verbs, such as regarder and attendre, are used without prepositions in French, i.e., regarder [x] [quelqu'un]; attendre [x] [quelqu'un], whereas they have one in English (i.e., to look at [someone], to wait for [someone]."  (For English speakers, an easy way to remember that we don't put an "a" after regarder and attendre is to consider these words translatable as "watch" and "await" which similarly, in English, do not require a preposition.)

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