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    Default How much time x How long

    Is it correct when I ask someone, for example:
    Q:How much time did you stay there?
    A: I stayed there for a year.

    how about:
    Q:How long did you stay there?
    A: I stayed there for a year.

    Do native speakers use both questions? In the first question, is there any grammar mistake asking "how much time"?

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    Default Re: How much time x How long

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Moreira View Post
    Is it correct when I ask someone, for example:
    Q:How much time did you stay there?
    A: I stayed there for a year.

    how about:
    Q:How long did you stay there?
    A: I stayed there for a year.

    Do native speakers use both questions? In the first question, is there any grammar mistake asking "how much time"?
    The first one is not natural. It's fine grammatically, though.

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    Default Re: How much time x How long

    If you changed "stay" to "spend" it would work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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