Take the longest time

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Does "take the longest time" meaning "require the largest amount of time" sound natural/correct in the example that I created below?

On monday it took me ten minutes to get here; on Tuesday it took me 15 minutes to get here; on Friday it took me 20 minutes to get here; Saturday was when it took me the longest time to get here: 30 minutes.

Thank you in advance!
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Yes. That is natural and correct.

    Some people would omit "time", since here "longest" is comparing 4 different times. That's a little more natural, but "longest time" is correct.
     
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