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    How much time does he need to complete this task?

    1) How much time does he need to complete this task?

    2) How much time do you need to do this?

    3) How much time and money does it take to get your house constructed? (you told me how much money cannot be used but what to use if we want to say this?)

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: How much time does he need to complete this task?

    Most of your recent posts have been about "How much time ...?" Are you aware that "How long ...?" is a much more natural and common way of expressing this idea.

    How long before the concert did you go to the bathroom?
    How long after you pledge your gold do you get the money?
    How long does he need to complete this task?
    How long do you need to do this?
    How long does it take and how much does it cost to build a house?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How much time does he need to complete this task?

    There's nothing wrong with how much money in the right context.

    "The show costs twelve dollars. I've got fifteen. How much money do you have? If you've got twenty dollars, we can go to the show and have a drink."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How much time does he need to complete this task?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Most of your recent posts have been about "How much time ...?" Are you aware that "How long ...?" is a much more natural and common way of expressing this idea.

    How long before the concert did you go to the bathroom?
    How long after you pledge your gold do you get the money?
    How long does he need to complete this task?
    How long do you need to do this?
    How long does it take and how much does it cost to build a house?
    Sorry, "how long does/do" it didn't come to my mind. I kept thinking about "how long after/before" and got confused.

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