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    sania-baharat is offline Member
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    How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?

    Hello,
    I attached a file.I have a question about this sentence "How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?". what does it mean? Can't we say "How long will be before you leave for Hong Kong?".

    Source: Cambridge Grammar For IELTS

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    Re: How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?

    That is conversational English which is not necessarily grammatical.
    I think the questions are not complete because the subject is missing.

    How much longer is it before you leave for Hong K
    ong?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post

    I have attached a file.[space]I have a question about this sentence: "How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?" [no full stop(period) here]

    What does it mean? Can't we say "How long will it be before you leave for Hong Kong?" [no full stop (period) here]

    Source: Cambridge Grammar For IELTS
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