Presentation on theme: "Long [adjective, gradable: long, longer, longest] to describe length; the opposite of short: it’s a long way to Typperary. [adverb] for a long period of."— Presentation transcript:
long [adjective, gradable: long, longer, longest] to describe length; the opposite of short: it’s a long way to Typperary. [adverb] for a long period of time: I can’t stay long. Grammar patterns 1. How long is a stick insect? 2. A tennis court is 24 metres long and 11 metres wide. 3. How long have you been living here? ~five years 4. How long does/did/will/etc take + … How long does it take to get to Belfast from Dublin by coach? 2.30 hrs. 5. The Curies worked together for a long time. It’s been so long since you came for the first time 6. It won’t take long have you been waiting long?
long Collocations The most common verbs that go with long are: be, look, seem. e.g. those trousers look a bit long. Some common nouns that go with long are: time, way, distance, day, hair, and life. e.g. it’s a long time since we heard from julie. Some common adverbs that go with long are: really, a bit, fairly, rather, too. e.g. I liked the concert but it was rather long.
long Set phrases long time no see It’s a long story.. to cut a long story short … long ago at long last: At long last the waiter brought the bill. Before long = soon all day/week/year etc. long = the whole day.. no longer…/any longer: I can’t stand you any longer. be long = take a long time to get ready. Will dinner be long? In the long run = not now, but some time in the future. As long as / so long as …= on condition that: Can I borrow the car? As long as you are back by 12.