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    When somebody eventually

    When somebody eventually did something, and we say:

    I am a hundred years old now.

    What does it mean?

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    It doesn't mean anything to me.

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    "I am a hundred years old now" is simply a statement of someone's age. I don't see how it can have anything to do with someone eventually doing something.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    I suspect you're looking for something like this:
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...ot+before+time

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I believe, you can simply say "It took you a year to do it!".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    Why specifically one year, Boris?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    To suggest that I think someone has taken longer than required/expected to do something, I would use things like:

    It's about time!
    Not before time!
    I could have read War and Peace in the time it took you to do that!
    An hour to make me a sandwich? What were you doing - making the bread, milking the cow, churning the butter and fermenting the cheese yourself?!
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    Re: When somebody eventually

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why specifically one year, Boris?
    I have no idea. Does it sound clumsy to you?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: When somebody eventually

    No, but there was nothing in the OP's post to suggest that it had taken a year. Your suggestion was simply a statement of how long it had taken someone to do something. The use of "eventually" in the first post suggests that the OP is trying to find a phrase which suggests that something took longer than expected or longer than the speaker would have liked.
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    Re: When somebody eventually

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Suniljain:

    I was wondering whether my dialogue below is what you were talking about. IF it is, I wish to credit post #9 for giving me the idea.

    Mona: Have you heard the great news?

    Raul: what news?

    Mona: The government is going to give a medal to Mr. ____ for his wonderful work during World War II. The president himself will give him the medal at a White House dinner.

    Raul: So what? ( = Who cares?)

    Mona: Why are you so negative?

    Raul: Do you know that World War II ended in 1945 and that we are now living in 2015?

    Mona: Of course.

    Raul: Well, think for a moment. Mr. _____ is now 100 years old. His health is failing him, so he can't travel to Washington, D.C. His mind is also failing him, so sometimes he does not even remember his name.

    Mona: I'm beginning to understand: you think that the government should have given him a medal many years ago while he was still able to appreciate the honor.

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