is esperar a transitive verb?

LisaB1Kwiziq community member

is esperar a transitive verb?

In this question (I waited for them), it appears to me that "them" is an indirect object pronoun. Below, Gruff, a Kwiziq team member says this. However, this question is answered by using a direct object pronoun. I got it wrong when I used the indirect pronoun. Which is it? I would appreciate having this clarified as I keep getting this question and I don't know how to answer it. Thanks,

Asked 10 months ago
MarcosB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I'm wondering this too, Lisa.  When we say, "Espero el autobus" then "el autobus" would be the direct object.  So if I say, "Espero a mis amigos" should "a mis amigos" not be a direct object as well?

is esperar a transitive verb?

In this question (I waited for them), it appears to me that "them" is an indirect object pronoun. Below, Gruff, a Kwiziq team member says this. However, this question is answered by using a direct object pronoun. I got it wrong when I used the indirect pronoun. Which is it? I would appreciate having this clarified as I keep getting this question and I don't know how to answer it. Thanks,

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