a long time ago / long time ago

Mihael00

Member
"Spanish-Spain"
Could you tell me what´s the difference between both expressions, I was said "long time ago" is only used at the beginning of the sentences, isn´t it?
 
  • dovely

    New Member
    English - Texas
    You always need "a" preceding "long time ago", otherwise it doesn't make sense and sounds awkward. This phrase will always be "A long time ago...." or "..... a long time ago."
     

    aztlaniano

    Senior Member
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    You always need "a" preceding "long time ago", otherwise it doesn't make sense and sounds awkward. This phrase will always be "A long time ago...." or "..... a long time ago."
    En principio, pero no siempre en la práctica.
    La letra de la canción de Bob Dylan "Man Gave Names to All the Animals":
    In the beginning, long time ago, ...
    I was said told "long time ago" is only used at the beginning of the sentences, isn´t it?
    O "It was said to me that ...
     

    Mihael00

    Member
    "Spanish-Spain"
    It sounds funny to me if I say at the beginning of a sentence "A long time ago, I worked..." instead of "Long time ago, I worked...".

    Thanks everybody!
     
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