long way

This page is about the collocation long way

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a great distance

For example

  • London is a long way from Tokyo.

  • We've still got a long way to go, but if we walk quickly we should get there by sunset.

Can be expanded to "long way away", as in "The moon's a long way away from here."

Quick Quiz

It's a long way to the airport, so getting there

a. takes a short time

b. takes a long time

c. takes a great distance

Contributor: Matt Errey