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    Default "how long" and "how long time"

    a) "he asked me how long I had known her"

    b) "he asked me how long time I had known her"

    c) "he asked me how long I knew her"

    d) "he asked me how long I have/had been knowing her"

    please, is any of these sentences correct?
    how would a native say that, please?
    is "how long" and "how long time" both possible?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: "how long" and "how long time"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    a) "he asked me how long I had known her"

    b) "he asked me how long time I had known her"

    c) "he asked me how long I knew her"

    d) "he asked me how long I have/had been knowing her"

    please, is any of these sentences correct?
    how would a native say that, please?
    is "how long" and "how long time" both possible?
    Thanks.
    a). is correct.
    How long time is not possible.

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    Default Re: "how long" and "how long time"

    hi,
    isn't "c" possible anyway?
    even in a casual talk?
    thanks!

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    Default Re: "how long" and "how long time"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    b) "He asked me how long a time I had known her" This would be acceptable.
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    #c is not grammatical and also is unlikely to be used in speech, even colloquially.

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    Default Re: "how long" and "how long time"

    I agree, note that you did not stop to know her. You still know her.
    How long you have known her (up to now)?
    I asked how long you had known her?
    Last edited by banderas; 30-Jun-2008 at 23:59. Reason: typo

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