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    occupation of

    Which way round does it make sense and can "a long time" be replaced by "long time" or "long times"?

    1 Spanish occupation of the Philippines ended a long time ago.

    2 Philippine occupation of Spain ended a long time ago.

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    #2

    Re: occupation of

    1 is correct. You can't use your suggested alternatives.

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    #3

    Re: occupation of

    You can say it ended "long ago."

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    #4

    Re: occupation of

    Both sentences are grammatically correct. Only number 1 is historically correct. I'd start the sentence with the definite article or write Spain's occupation....
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