How to Ask Questions: HOW LONG, HOW MUCH...
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Hi there. My name is Emma,
and in today's video I am going to teach you a very, very important grammar point.
I'm going to teach you about a mistake many, many students make.
So I don't want you to make this mistake, so let's get started. In this video I am going
to teach you the difference between
"How long", "How long time", "How much time" and "How many times".
Students often confuse these four expressions. So let's look at some of the differences.
So I have here a question. I actually have three different sentences, here. One of them
is right, two of them are wrong. Okay? So let's look at these together. The first one:
"How long time have you been here?"
The second one: "How long have you been here?"
And the third one: "How many time have you been here?"
So one of these is correct. Which one do you think is right?
If you said: "How long time have you been here?" that's incorrect. This
one, it's wrong. Number two: "How long have you been here?" If you said this one, you
are correct. This is right. What about the last one? "How many time have you been here?"
This one is also wrong, but we can make it right if we add an "s". So let's go over each
of these so you can find out why some of these are wrong, and why some of them are right.
To get started, let's look at "How long". So when we ask somebody: "How long...?" we
are asking them about time. Okay? We want to know the amount of time for something.