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    Longer than?

    Dear Teacher,

    I'm wondering whether the following is correct or not:

    "Please press this key longer than 5 seconds..."
    or
    "Please keep this key pressed longer than 5 seconds..."

    Which is the best way to say it?

    Many thanks in advance.


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    Re: Longer than?

    Quote Originally Posted by koala View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    I'm wondering whether the following is correct or not:

    "Please press this key longer than 5 seconds..."
    or
    "Please keep this key pressed longer than 5 seconds..."

    Which is the best way to say it?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Hold the button pressed for more than 5 secs.

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    Re: Longer than?

    The second is better, though both are ok, and I like them better than other people's suggestions.

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