We seem, to me to <have been months> over Peregrine, and months over the other stories.

park sang joon

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Korean
The narrator recalls his childhood, now of his early time in Salem House, the boarding school near London.
His senior Steerforth asks him to recite what he read to him at night.

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We seem, to me to have been months over Peregrine, and months over the other stories. The institution never flagged for want of a story, I am certain, and the wine lasted out almost as well as the matter.
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know why it is "have been moths," not "have taken months."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • park sang joon

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    Korean
    Thank you, Glenfarclas, for another kind answer from you. :)
    Then I was wondering if "We have been months" means "It has been months."
     
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