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    Will you be gone long?

    Hi,

    I am not sure how to say to person whether she will be gone for a while. For example, one of my collegues tells me that she is going out for some work, and I want to know if she is going out of a short while or for a long time.
    Can I say 'will you be gone long'?
    Please suggest any other sentences I can use.

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    MG.

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    Re: Will you be gone long?

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I am not sure how to ask a person whether she will be gone for a while. For example, one of my colleagues tells me that she is going out for some work, and I want to know if she is going out for a short while or for a long time.
    Can I say 'will you be gone long'? yes
    Please suggest any other sentences I can use. How long will you be gone?

    Thanks,

    MG.
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    Re: Will you be gone long?

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I am not sure how to say to person whether she will be gone for a while. For example, one of my collegues tells me that she is going out for some work, and I want to know if she is going out of a short while or for a long time.
    Can I say 'will you be gone long'?
    Please suggest any other sentences I can use.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    I think it's "Will you be long? ~ No, I won't be long. I'll be back soon."
    Regards!
    Dawood

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    Re: Will you be gone long?

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I am not sure how to say to person whether she will be gone for a while. For example, one of my collegues tells me that she is going out for some work, and I want to know if she is going out of a short while or for a long time.
    Can I say 'will you be gone long'?
    Please suggest any other sentences I can use.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    MG,

    You could say: "When can we expect you to return to work?"

    Cheers,
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    Re: Will you be gone long?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    I think it's "Will you be long? ~ No, I won't be long. I'll be back soon."
    Regards!
    Dawood
    But "Will you be long?" can have another meaning besides "Will you be gone long?"
    It can mean 'Will it take you long to finish what you are doing?'

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