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    For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Is the above sentence acceptable?

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    For how long haven't you seen your parents?
    Acceptable.
    'For' could be omitted.
    How long have you not seen your parents?

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    Yes, it is fine.

    Another option:

    How long since you last saw your parents?

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by monty mike View Post

    How long since you last saw your parents?
    How long has it been since you (last) saw your parents?


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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    How long has it been since you (last) saw your parents?
    Make your own suggestion. Don't edit someone else's post when it is correct. Or at least explain what you have done in your post.

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    How long since you last saw your parents?

    How long has it been since you (last) saw your parents?
    monty, The lst question is not complete.

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by monty mike View Post
    Make your own suggestion. Don't edit someone else's post when it is correct. Or at least explain what you have done in your post.

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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    monty, The lst question is not complete.

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    True, but it's perfectly good English even with ellipsis (...) .

    Ex: How long (has it been) since you saw your parents?
    Note on adverb placement,
    ... since you last saw your parents?
    ... since you saw your parents last?


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    Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    monty, The lst question is not complete.

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    It is perfectly correct to ask 'How long since you last saw your parents?'

    It is not necessary to include 'How long (has it been) since you last saw your parents?'

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    Smile Re: For how long haven't you seen your parents?

    Just to complete the information concerning the subject - you could also say:

    How long is it since you last saw your parents?


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