How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?

sania-baharat

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Hello,
I attached a file.I have a question about this sentence "How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?". what does it mean? Can't we say "How long will be before you leave for Hong Kong?".

Source: Cambridge Grammar For IELTS

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That is conversational English which is not necessarily grammatical.
I think the questions are not complete because the subject is missing.

How much longer is it before you leave for Hong K
ong?
 

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I have attached a file.[space]I have a question about this sentence: "How much longer before you leave for Hong Kong?" [no full stop(period) here]

What does it mean? Can't we say "How long will it be before you leave for Hong Kong?" [no full stop (period) here]

Source: Cambridge Grammar For IELTS
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