Bee asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 month ago

Poetry: Can I use the phrase "A long-ago" for the shorter version of long time ago? Would it still make sense?

4 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    You can try anything you want in poetry . . . doesn't mean it will make sense to anyone but yourself.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is simply 'long ago' without 'a' before it and without hyphen (dash).  The other is 'a long time ago' with 'a'.

    In other words, 'long ago' is not a noun.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just say 'long ago' you don't need the indefinite article.

  • 1 month ago

    No, that doesn't make sense.

    Just say "long ago."

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