a long time ago story

mylittle_e

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, teachers:

The sentence below is cited from Fairytale Studios: What Makes a Fairytale a Fairytale? (By Julianne)
This is a story from a long time ago, when the world was still magic.

Can I rewrite the above sentence as:
This is a long time ago story, when the world was still magic.

I think the meanings are same, what do you think ?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    This would be using the phrase "long time ago" as a single adjective that describes the story. This is awkward, at best. Even if it's technically correct, which it might be, it is not good style. Please avoid it.
     
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