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Which is correct?

This is the moment where he has been waiting for

or

This is the moment when he has been waiting for

Can someone please explain

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    Neither. It's This is the moment that he has been waiting for. But note [that] the "relativiser" that (or which) is optional in such contexts. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Aug 12 '18 at 12:15
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A moment is not a place, so it cannot be where.

Now, a moment can be a place in time, so when would seem to be obvious. You could use it about a moment in other sentences, like:

That's the moment when you'll realise what really matters to you.

However, in this case, it's just not used. The idiomatic sentence would be:

This is the moment that he has been waiting for.

However, there's no need for any preposition. It's optional. You could just say:

This is moment he has been waiting for.

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