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    How long....?

    Hi,
    if I want to know how long your holiday will last and I want to use the present progressive form with future meaning and start the question with how long....what verb should I use?

    1) How long are you going onholiday?

    2) how long are you staying on holiday?

    3) How long are you holidaying?

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    Re: How long....?

    1 sounds the most natural of these to me.

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