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    Ages


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    Post Re: Ages

    i think fixing them is best, it will take ages (while we are ) fixing them

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    Re: Ages

    It will take ages to fix them.

    I put the verb some other way to find out the right answer but I am not sure I did it well.

    It will take some time to fix them.

    I know that a gerund form usually refers to the past.
    e.g. It took me ages fixing them.

    Is my answer correct?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    It will take ages to fix them.

    I put the verb some other way to find out the right answer but I am not sure I did it well.

    It will take some time to fix them.

    I know that a gerund form usually refers to the past.
    e.g. It took me ages fixing them.

    Is my answer correct?

    Thank you.
    can you please explain gerunds a bit? i never have understood them , only KNOW the definination a bit......

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    Re: Ages

    Not a teacher.
    We use these two structures to say how long to do sth:
    -It + take + period of time + (for sb) + to do sth
    -S + spend +period of time + doing sth
    So I think 'to fix' is the best answer for the question. 'ages' here means great length of time (Ages Definition | Definition of Ages at Dictionary.com)

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    #6

    Re: Ages

    ages to ...

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    Re: Ages

    To fix them.

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    #8

    Re: Ages

    Ages + to inf.

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    Re: Ages

    St takes time (for sb) to do st.
    If you want to use "Verb-ing", you can use the word "spend" for instead.
    For instance, "I will spend ages fixing them"

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    Re: Ages

    For me it's '..fixing them.' It sounds good.

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