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    Default I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.

    Hi,


    Do I use "longer" correctly?
    If not, could you please try to correct the sentence?


    I like to make my work prefect.
    So, I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.
    But, my work is perfect.


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    Default Re: I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,


    Do I use "longer" correctly?
    If not, could you please try to correct the sentence?


    I like to make my work prefect.
    So, I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.
    But, my work is perfect.


    Thanks
    "So, I may need to spend a longer time completing my work."
    "So, I may need to spend more time than usual completing my work."

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    Default Re: I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.

    I find "[spend] a longer time" very unnatural.

    I may have to spend longer ...
    I may have to spend more time ...
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I may need to spend a longer time to complete my work.

    "I may need more time ..." is even more economical.

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