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long time

This page is about the collocation long time

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a great amount of time

For example

  • It takes a long time to learn a new language.

  • The pyramids in Egypt were built a very long time ago.

Note:
Often expanded to "take a long time", "spend a long time", "stay a long time", etc.

Quick Quiz

Which usually takes a long time?

a. reading a letter

b. writing a novel

c. seeing a movie

Contributor: Matt Errey