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    #1

    take

    I would like to know the meaning of "took" in the next sentence.
    What took you so long to get here?


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
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    #2

    Re: take

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of "took" in the next sentence.
    What took you so long to get here?
    What required such a long time for you to get here?

    What occupied you so much that you required more time to get here?

    It takes a half hour to get there. = A half hour is required to get there.

    It took a half hour to get there. = A half hour was required for us to get there.

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