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    It seems like it was hours ago...

    From Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 2:
    Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.

    I seen to have been in this queue for hours.

    joined

    It seems like ................ this queue.


    Would you accept the following sentence, 'It seems like it was hours ago that I joined this queue'?

    They key provides different alternatives: (many) hours (have passed) since OR (many) hours ago that + I (first) joined, so in other words, according to this I should drop "it was".

    But is it wrong with "it was"?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: It seems like it was hours ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    From Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 2:
    Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.

    I see
    m to have been in this queue for hours.

    joined

    It seems like ................ this queue.


    Would you accept the following sentence, 'It seems like it was hours ago that I joined this queue'?

    They key provides different alternatives: (many) hours (have passed) since OR (many) hours ago that + I (first) joined, so in other words, according to this I should drop "it was".

    But is it wrong with "it was"?

    Thank you in advance.
    No, it's not wrong. I would have said, "It seems like hours since I joined this queue."

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