# How to use How long does it take with examples

In this video we are going to learn how to ask in: How long does it take ….? in Present, Past, and Future tenses.

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- How to Ask Questions “how long does it take”
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**The General Form of How long does it take **

**To indicate period of time**

- In the Present: How long does it take to (do something)?
- In the Past: How long did it take to (do something)?
- In the Future: How long will it take to (do something)?

**To indicate distance**

**To indicate distance**

How long does it take from (1^{st} place) to (2^{nd} Place) ?

## How long does it take **Examples (****In the present**)

**In the present**)

- How long does it take by plane from New York to Washington?

It takes an hour. - How long does it take by train from London to Manchester?

It takes two hours by train from London to Manchester. - How long does it take by car from your house to the station?

It takes ten minutes by car from my house to the station. - How long does it take to cross the Atlantic by ship?

it takes a lot of days. - How long does it take to cook a pizza?

It takes 30 minutes to cook a pizza. - How long does it take Tom to get to his work?

It takes Tom 20 minutes to get to work in the morning. - How long does it take to fly from Saudi Arabia to India?

It takes about six hours by plane. - How long does it take to become a doctor?

It takes about 10 years. - How long does it take to drive downtown?

It takes 2 hours. - How long does it take him to get to work?

It takes him 25 minutes to get to work. - How long does it take to get from your house to your grand parents’ house on foot?

It takes 30 minutes. - How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

It takes me about 45 minutes to get ready. - How long does it take to get to school by bus?

It takes 45 minutes.

## How long did it take **Examples (****In the past**)

**In the past**)

- I came by train.

Did you? How long did it take to get here?

It took 6 hours. - I started reading the book on Monday. I finished it on Wednesday evening. It took me three days to read it.
- How long did it take to complete your undergraduate studies?

It took 5 years. - How long did it take her to get a refund?

It took her 3 weeks to get a refund. - How long did take to run a marathon?

It took about 7 hours. - How long did it take you to clean your room?

It took me all day. - How long did it take him to find a job?

It took him 20 days. - How long did it take you to walk to the station?
- It took me 45 minutes.
- How long did it take her to paint the living room?

It took her to paint it about 3 hours. - How long did it take you to learn the Arabic?

It took me to learn Arabic about 2 years. - How long did it take them to repair the car?

It took them 2 days.

## How long will it take **Examples (****In the future**)

**In the future**)

- How long will it take to get from here to the hotel?

It will take 45 minutes. - How long will it take to learn English language?

It will take a long time to learn a language. - How long will it take to fix my computer?

It won’t take long to fix the computer. - How long will it take me to learn to drive?

You will take for 7 days to learn it. - How long will it take to finish your homework?

It will take 45 minutes. - How long will it take to deliver the pizza?

It will take 30 minutes. - How long will it take you to get ready?

It will take me 15 minutes to get ready.