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    asking time

    1. How much time you were sleeping.
    2. What time we will meet tonight evening.
    3. After how much time you will be there.
    4. How much time longs the movie?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    1. Сколько ты спал?
    2. Во сколько встречаемся сегодня вечером?
    3. Когда вы будете там?
    4. Сколько длится фильм?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmixiv View Post
    3. Когда вы будете там?
    Nope ...
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Через сколько вы там будете?
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    Some suggestions for the English sentences:

    3. How long before you will be there?
    4. How long is the movie?

    Scott
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    A few more suggestions for the English sentences:

    ...will you be there? (not 'you will')

    P.S. I guess the verbs and the pronouns in every single sentence have to be interchanged, i.e. How long were you sleeping? (Not 'you were'). Right?

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    You can say '...you will be there?' But not 'How long you were sleeping?'. Sorry, I'm a Native American English speaker and can't explain why.

    Scott




    Quote Originally Posted by Medved View Post
    A few more suggestions for the English sentences:

    ...will you be there? (not 'you will')

    P.S. I guess the verbs and the pronouns in every single sentence have to be interchanged, i.e. How long were you sleeping? (Not 'you were'). Right?

    -Евгений

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    You can say '...you will be there?' But not 'How long you were sleeping?'
    Wow, that's interesting.
    I think you didn't mean the original sentence of the TS, did you?
    My guess is that we can use this sequence only in a subordinate clause:
    Can you tell me when you will be there?

    -Right?
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