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  1. WestChica
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    Thumbs down a long stretch of years

    Hey, teachers.

    Is "a long strech of years" an exaggeration? To me it sounds odd.

    Thank you in advance.

    Best,

    Olga


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    Re: a long stretch of years

    I think it is a very expressive phrase - "She could see a long stretch of years in front before she would be able to leave home".

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    Re: a long stretch of years

    , but there are some cases where the 'of years' would be redundant: He was found guilty of murder and imprisoned for a long stretch.

    b

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