Can I say " How much time it takes before it starts to affect?" ?

roniy

Senior Member
ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
Can I say " How much time it takes before it starts to affect?" ?

Or an alternative
"How long it takes before you feel the effect ?"

or
"When does the effect start ?

or do you have any better choices ?

The context can be for instance I take a pill and I want to know when I start feeling the influence of the pill .
Thanks.
 
  • charisma_classic

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.A.
    "How much time does it take before it starts to affect you?"

    "How long does it take before you feel the effects?"

    "How long before you feel the effects?"

    "When do the effects start?"
     

    Shauneyzboyz

    Senior Member
    English
    Of those three, "when does the effect start/begin?" is the best.

    Modifications to the first two would bring you to something like "How much time will pass before the effect starts/"kicks in"?" or "How long does it take before you feel the effect?"
     

    cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Can I say " How much time it takes before it starts to affect?" ?
    Or an alternative
    "How long it takes before you feel the effect ?"
    or
    "When does the effect start ?
    How long does it take/will it be before it starts to take effect?

    More colloquial:
    How much time before it takes effect?
     

    User1001

    Senior Member
    American English
    Can I say "How much time it takes before it starts to affect?" What about an alternative: "How long it takes before you feel the effect?" Or can I say, "When does the effect start?" Do you have any better choices? Thanks.
    I made some slight modifications to your original message to make it a little easier to read. I would personally say the following: "How long will it take until you feel the effects?" You were pretty close to what I had in mind, and in fact, if you take all three of yours together, you make what I had. Keep up the good work! :)
     
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