a long period of time vs. prolonged

jokaec

Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
Normally it is "a long period of time" or "prolonged" to win a lawsuit.

Are they both correct? If so, which is better in this situation? Thank you.
 
  • jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Could you please give us a sentence?
    A: I had a car accident. The reckless driver paid me some cash for repaire.
    B: Why didn't you go to the court and file a lawsuit?
    A: Normally it is "a long period of time" or "prolonged" to win a lawsuit
    B: I see.
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    These are common phrases:

    It takes a long period of time, to win a lawsuit.

    It is a prolonged process, winning a lawsuit.
    Winning a lawsuit is a prolonged process.
     

    jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    These are common phrases:

    It takes a long period of time, to win a lawsuit.

    It is a prolonged process, winning a lawsuit.
    Winning a lawsuit is a prolonged process.
    Thank you! Can prolonged be used an adjective only? For instance, Winning a lawsuit is prolonged.
     
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