Carmen
Professional Teacher
'A long time in coming' Hi guys! I'm doubtful about how correct may be this expression. Here's the context: "Self-confidence will act in us as the prerequisite to be successful and, at the same time, as the most essential asset in case that success is a long time in coming." Should 'in' be there? Thanks in advance. Prepositions are my daily struggle :P
Aug 9, 2014 1:34 PM
Answers · 10
Yes, success is a long time in coming is a phrase. But if you said that it's a long time coming you'd be equally understood & equally correct.
August 9, 2014
I would write; "Self-confidence acts as a prerequisite for succesl and, at the same time, as an essential personal strength inthe event that success is a long time in coming."
August 9, 2014
"A long time in coming" is a fixed phrase. You just need to learn it. :)
August 9, 2014
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