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    kurisuheart is offline Newbie
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    Question difference between "took a long time" and "took long time"

    Dear teachers,

    I encountered the expression "The confession took long time to come." on a website.
    BBC Learning English - Words in the News - Armstrong's confession

    I know we have to put 'a' before 'long time' but I can find both expressions on the Internet.

    Are there any differences?

    Is the expression 'took long time' acceptable?

    I wonder if BBC's script is wrong because I think I can hear 'a' in the listening material.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: difference between "took a long time" and "took long time"

    '...took long time' is incorrect.

    Welcome to Using English.

    Rover

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    Default Re: difference between "took a long time" and "took long time"

    Thank you very much for your reply. :)

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