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    It took firefighters until mid-night to put out the fire.

    It took firefighters until mid-night to put out the fire.

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    Can I say that as the above?

    I think the normal way is: it took somebody xxx hours to do something.

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    Re: It took firefighters until mid-night to put out the fire.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    It took firefighters until mid-night to put out the fire. Take the hyphen out of midnight.

    You can also say 'It took firefighters until midnight to put the fire out.'
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    Can I say that as the above?

    I think the normal way is: it took somebody xxx hours to do something.
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