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    make as little a time as to

    Her neglectful parents couldn't even make as little a time as to sit down and talk about their daughter's problem.

    Hi.

    I want to know if the sentence above is grammatically correct, especially with regard to the underlined phrase. Does it sound OK to natives?
    Do I need to add time after "as" to make it work or is it OK as it is?

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by rainous; 01-Nov-2011 at 10:34.

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    Re: make as little a time as to

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    Her neglectful parents couldn't even make as little a time as to sit down and talk about their daughter's problem.

    Hi.

    I want to know if the sentence above is grammatically correct, especially with regard to the underlined phrase. Does it sound OK to natives?
    Do I need to add time after "as" to make it work or is it OK as it is?

    Thanks for the help.
    It's not natural.

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    Re: make as little a time as to

    It's not correct.

    'Her neglectful parents couldn't even make a little time to sit down and talk about their daughter's problem.'

    Rover

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