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It's such a long time since he left school.
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Sentence #283500

eng
It's such a long time since he left school.

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deu
Es ist schon so lange her, dass er die Schule verlassen hat.
fra
Il y a si longtemps qu'il a quitté l'école.
jpn
彼が学校を出てからずいぶん久しい。
彼[かれ] が[] 学校[がっこう] を[] 出[で] て[] から[] ずいぶん[] 久しい[ひさしい] 。[]
rus
Столько времени прошло, как он закончил школу.
cmn
他离开学校已经那么久了。
他離開學校已經那麼久了。
tā líkāi xuéxiào yǐjīng nàme jiǔ le 。
epo
De tiom longe li forlasis la lernejon.

Comments

cueyayotl
May 25th 2014, 12:48
@NNC
patgfisher
May 25th 2014, 13:05 - edited May 25th 2014, 13:10
In my opinion, this sentence is OK. Tag added.
Gulo_Luscus
May 25th 2014, 15:25
Then what's the difference between the current sentence and ''It's been such a long time since he left school.'' ?
patgfisher
May 26th 2014, 07:05
"It's (=It is)such a long time since he left school" and
"It's been (=It has been) such a long time since he left school"

mean the same thing.

They are just different tenses of the verb "to be" (simple present and present perfect). The "it has been" one might put a little more emphasis on the fact that it is long time since he left school.
Gulo_Luscus
May 26th 2014, 13:30
>The "it has been" one might put a little more emphasis on the fact that it is long time since he left school.

I got it. Thank you, Patrick.

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