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    long gone by

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    Is it correct to say: These days are long gone by.

    --- Is it idiomatic? Is there a better way to say the same?

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    Re: long gone by

    Those days are long gone by. Not these days. "These" are close.

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    Re: long gone by

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Is it correct to say: These days are long gone by.

    --- Is it idiomatic? Is there a better way to say the same?

    In the UK, we wouldn't include the "by" - we'd just say, "Those days are long gone."

    We might also say, "Those times are long past." or "A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then."

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    Re: long gone by

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    In the UK, we wouldn't include the "by" Neither would I.- we'd just say, "Those days are long gone."


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