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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Default Re: It takes a ten minute's walk

    I think most people would understand that you are talking about a person of average physical ability. Obviously, for a granny with a walker, it might take longer.

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    Default Re: It takes a ten minute's walk

    I wouldn't say 'useless' exactly, it's just not very precise. It isn't any more specific than 'a short walk' or 'a few minutes' walk'.

    Of course, in holiday brochures ('a ten-minute walk to the sea') it means something like 'less than a mile'

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    Default Re: It takes a ten minute's walk

    Thanks to all of you, now I have a much clearer idea about the structures in question.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up.)

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