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    Have you been back

    Hi guys,

    What does it mean "How long have you been back"?

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    #2

    Re: Have you been back

    It implies that you have been away from some place for a time and have now returned to that place.

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    Re: Have you been back

    not a teacher

    How long have you been back?

    How much time has passed since you returned?

    a) I went to France and thought I'd like to live there, but I changed my mind and came home.
    b) How long have you been back?
    a) About three months.

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    #4

    Re: Have you been back

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What does it mean "How long have you been back"?
    What does "How long have you been back?" mean?
    Your sentence is not expressed correctly. I don't expect you to get it right straight away, but you could make a note of this, and master it when you have time.

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