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    Default back on the show after a long time

    Look who’s here. Chris is back on the show after a long time.


    Hi,

    This is another line from a TV show.

    I don't know why but somehow "after a long time" in the sentence sounds somewhat non-native and a bit clumsy.

    Am I wrong to think that?

    Would there be a better substitute for "after a long time"?

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    Default Re: back on the show after a long time

    "after a while"

    "after a long absence"

    Essentially, the speaker is saying that he is pleased to have the individual back on the show, and expressing that the individual has separated himself for a lengthy period.

    I would say, "Chris is FINALLY back here."

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