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    took/spent so long finishing

    It was her fault. We were late because she took/spent so long finishing her lunch.

    Do both verbs (in blue) work as well for the sentence?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: took/spent so long finishing

    Only took works in your sentence.

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    Re: took/spent so long finishing

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Only took works in your sentence.
    Thank you very much, riquecohen. Then if I change the 'so long' to 'too long', will the sentence 'It was her fault. We were late because she spent too long finishing her lunch.' make sense?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: took/spent so long finishing

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Thank you very much, riquecohen. Then if I change the 'so long' to 'too long', will the sentence 'It was her fault. We were late because she spent too long finishing her lunch.' make sense?

    Thank you again.
    "Spent too much time finishing..." or "spent too long a time finishing..." would both be better.

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