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    The right sentence for "How long ago?"

    What is the right sentence for "How long ago?"
    I know that makes sense in spoken language.
    But, here are some conversations that make me confused :

    1. Q: How long is it ago?
    __A : It is 3 days ago.

    2. Q: How long was it ago ?
    __A: It was 3 days ago.

    3. Q: How long has it been ago ?
    __A : It has been days ago.

    Are all these things are grammatically correct, in same meaning ?

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    Re: The right sentence for "How long ago?"

    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteone View Post
    What is the right sentence for "How long ago?"
    I know that makes sense in spoken language.
    But, here are some conversations that make me confused :

    1. Q: How long is it ago?
    __A : It is 3 days ago.

    2. Q: How long was it ago ?
    __A: It was 3 days ago.

    3. Q: How long has it been ago ?
    __A : It has been days ago.

    Are all these things are grammatically correct, in same meaning ?
    None of you questions are correct:
    How long ago was it?
    It was 3 days ago.

    How long has it been since you saw him?
    It has been 3 days.

    When did this happen?
    Three days ago.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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