a second/ moment

  1. Come here for a second.
  2. Come here for a moment.
  3. Wait a moment.
  4. Wait a second.
  5. Wait for a moment.
  6. Wait for a second.
    Please correct them all and comment.


They are all just about acceptable. I am not really happy about (5) and (6). After the simple imperative ‘wait’ I don’t think ‘for’ is necessary.


May I say:

  1. Come here a second.
  2. Come here a moment. ?


You could also say:
Wait here for a second / wait here for a moment / wait here a second / wait here a moment.