"Cette histoire s’est passée il y a très longtemps"

AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"Cette histoire s’est passée il y a très longtemps"

The above question linked to this page, though it’s not one of the examples given (can’t find "il y a longtemps" elsewhere on the site)


It’s translated as "This story happened a long time ago" and I’m wondering why it’s not "a very long time ago", or is "très" needed for the distant past?

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Anne,

You are both correct that "very" is missing from the test question. It has now been amended. 

Merci et bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

No, it ought to be "a very long time ago". Just a small glitch in the translation.

Anne asked:View original

"Cette histoire s’est passée il y a très longtemps"

The above question linked to this page, though it’s not one of the examples given (can’t find "il y a longtemps" elsewhere on the site)


It’s translated as "This story happened a long time ago" and I’m wondering why it’s not "a very long time ago", or is "très" needed for the distant past?

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