Ten minutes have passed. Let's wait five more.

Is using have here correct?


I don't find it problematic. Minutes are countable here. Thus using 'have' is okay.

However, you should say, "lets wait for five more (minutes).

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    Even though using have is "okay", it's still "problematic", because has is also okay. And I disagree with telling OP he "should" include for - it's entirely optional in this context, so there's nothing really beyond stylistic choice to favour either version. In some specific contexts, such as Wait a minute! I don't think that's quite right!, you'd practically never find anyone including for. – FumbleFingers May 21 '15 at 16:30
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    Let's wait (for) five more . Either way is OK in AmE too. Without "minutes", we'd probably not say "for" either. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 21 '15 at 20:22
  • Wait a minute is absolutely fine, but 'wait five more' still sounds strange my ears. Anyway, learned. Thanks to you too! :) @FumbleFingers But this forms a question. – Maulik V May 22 '15 at 4:51

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