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    #1

    How long is it/does it take

    Hi.

    can I say

    " IT 'S about two hours" instead of "IT TAKES about two hours"
    Thanks. Rip


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    #2

    Re: How long is it/does it take

    Within the right context, you can.

    "It's about two hours before we board the plane"

    "It takes about two hours to fly to Paris from London".

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    #3

    Re: How long is it/does it take

    Thanks Anglika,
    could I say It's two hours AWAY?

    Rip


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    #4

    Re: How long is it/does it take

    Again, with the right context, yes:

    How far is it to Paris?
    It's two hours away.



    (In the days before maps, time was often used to indicate distance between one point and another. Even now you may find the same thing in remote regions)

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