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    #1

    Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something) ?

    I'm not sure which one is correct:

    Have long have you been into photography? or
    Have long have you been in photography?

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    #2

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    They are both correct but mean different things.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    Both are correct, but they mean different things.

    The first is asking about a person's hobby/interest, the second about their job.
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    #4

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    Person A: I have a passion for photography.
    Person B: Have long have you been into/in photography?

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    #5

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoli View Post
    Person A: I have a passion for photography.
    Person B: Have long have you been into/in photography?
    With "into", A is asking about B's interest. With "in", A is asking about B's profession.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    Am I the only one to have noticed the huge error?!

    Have long ...

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    #7

    Re: Have long have you been into (something) or Have long have you been in (something

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Am I the only one to have noticed the huge error?!

    Have long ...
    I just noticed it a few seconds ago.
    I am not a teacher.

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