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    distance

    I would like to ask native speakers of English the question.

    How long is this bridge? If you have to say the same thing of it using what, what would you say?

    What is the distance of this bridge?
    Would you give me some examples which sound natural

    Thank you very much

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    Re: distance

    "long" has a related noun = "length"

    "What is the length of this bridge?"

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    Re: distance

    Thank you very much, Anglika.
    In the case of bridges, is distance not suitable?

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    Re: distance

    Not if you are merely asking how long the bridge is.

    If you want to establish a distance on the bridge [Distance = the space between two points] you could say "What is the distance from one end of the bridge to the other?"

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    Re: distance

    I see. Thank you very much, Anglika

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