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Hace mucho tiempo

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Along time,a long time ago;how best could iwrite that in spanishand still keep the repetitive nature of it'Hace mucho tiempo,desde hace mucho tiempo'

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updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by john

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Because that is how it is always said,and how i was taught to saywrite it.Long time is used in only one instance tat i know of and that is when people meet they soometimes say,if the occasion demands it;'long time no see'Mind you,long time,could be used in many instances and nobody would pass comment .Suppose it's a little if one said'big cat,a big cat hunted deer'now that doesn't sound right .Iprefer 'a long time' to 'long time'in the line above.

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by john
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I have a question, why "DID" you put "a" (a long time ago)?

it is because the indefinite article "a" is required. in english the indefinite and definite article "the" are used a lot.

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by Eddy
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long time ago...

I have a question why you put "a" (a long time ago)'

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by pasabolita
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hi john
a long time is mucho tiempo but a long time ago is as you have already said hace mucho tiempo

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by Eddy
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