How long had you been smoking when you quit?
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How long had you been smoking when you quit?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Cuánto tiempo llevabas fumando cuando lo dejaste?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
How long had you been smoking when you quit? - 20 years.¿Cuánto tiempo llevabas fumando cuando lo dejaste? - 20 años.
b. ¿Cuánto tiempo llevaba fumando cuando lo dejó?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
How long had you been smoking when you quit? - When I finally quit for good, it had been 34 years total.¿Cuánto tiempo llevaba fumando cuando lo dejó? - Cuando por fin lo dejé para siempre, hacía 34 años en total.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Cuánto tiempo llevaban fumando cuando lo dejaron? (plural)
I'd like each of you to talk about your experience. How long had you been smoking when you quit?Me gustaría que todos hablaran sobre su experiencia. ¿Cuánto tiempo llevaban fumando cuando lo dejaron?
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