[Grammar] How long beforethe mechanic arrives?

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SoftyAriel

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Is it correct to ask the following question: "How long before the mechanic arrives?"
And what would it mean?
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Gillnetter

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Is it correct to ask the following question: "How long before the mechanic arrives?"
And what would it mean?
Thank you.

The question is fine (bueno). How much time will pass before the mechanic comes to this location?
 
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