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long ago

This page is about the collocation long ago

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

in the distant past

For example

  • It all happened long ago, so I can't remember much about it.

  • The war finished so long ago that all the surviving veterans are very old now.

Note:
A related collocation is "long before"

Quick Quiz

If something happened long ago, it

a. happened long before now

b. took a long time to happen

c. has been happening for a long time

Contributor: Matt Errey