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    I used to run there and back on a 3.5 kilometers long road,

    Some time ago I used to go running. I used to run there and back on a 3.5 kilometers long road, which made a total of 7 kilometres.


    I read "I was 20 miles there and back" on a dictionary. Does it mean 20 miles one side or both?

    Are my sentences correct now?

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    Re: I used to run there and back on a 3.5 kilometers long road,

    Do you mean "It was 20 miles there and back"? That is the round trip - the total distance.
    However be aware that "
    I used to run there and back on a 3.5 kilometers long road" does not mean you ran 7 km, because you haven't said where you ran to and from. You've only given the length of the road you ran on.

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    Re: I used to run there and back on a 3.5 kilometers long road,

    It's "3.5-kilometer long." We don't use the plural when using a measurement as an adjective. A 6-inch sub. A 10-foot pole. A 55-gallon drum.

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