take a long time

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take a long time(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. llevar mucho tiempo
It took Frank a long time clean up the mess.A Frank le llevó mucho tiempo limpiar el reguero.
b. tardarse mucho
I don't think it'll take a long time to get to the hotel.No creo que se tarde mucho en llegar al hotel.
c. tardar mucho
Paula took a long time to admit she was wrong.Paula tardó mucho en admitir que estaba equivocada.
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