a long time away/ long time off/ a long time in the future

Dear life

Senior Member
India- Bengali
The exam is a long way off.
Could I say it this way-
The exam is a long time away/ long time off/ a long time in the future?
Could you please help?
 
  • Cagey

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    Please tell us a little bit about the situation in which you would use this. To whom are you speaking or writing? And so on.
     

    Dear life

    Senior Member
    India- Bengali
    Please tell us a little bit about the situation in which you would use this. To whom are you speaking or writing? And so on.
    I'm telling it to mean that the exam is a long way off, there's a long time until it, just as a statement. I'm telling it to someone, in front of me! :confused:
    I actually have no context in mind, I would just like to know if the three options( a long time off, a long time away & a long time in the future) are correct & idiomatic expressions?:)
     
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    Dear life

    Senior Member
    India- Bengali
    There's nothing wrong with your original sentence: "The exam is a long way off". Why do you want to change it?
    I don't think I could use any of your three alternatives.
    I'm just curious to know if those three expressions are correct...:D
    I mean, grammatically they seem ok to me & I wanted to make sure if they are correct...
     
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