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Which one would you say it is right?

a) I wanted to go to Brazil for a long time

b) I wanted to go to Brazil since a long time ago (is this wrong?)

c) I wanted to go to Brazil since long ago.

Thank you!!!
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None, really.

a) I've wanted to go to Brazil for a long time.
b) I've wanted to go to Brazil since a long time ago (is this wrong?-- Not wrong, just a bit awkward.)
c) I've wanted to go to Brazil since long ago.-- Too poetic.
Hi,

Which one would you say it is right?

a) I wanted to go to Brazil for a long time

b) I wanted to go to Brazil since a long time ago (is this wrong?)

c) I wanted to go to Brazil since long ago.

A is OK. I hesitate to say the underlined phrases in B and C are wrong, but they sound very wrong. Emotion: wink

I have concerns about the tense in all 3. I would normally expect these sentences to use Present Perfect to relate the past to the time of speaking.

eg I have wanted to go to Brazil for a long time, and my plane leaves next week!

eg I wanted to go to Brazil for a long time. Then last year I finally went there.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you BOTH. You always help me a lot!

The original sentence says "We decided to go to Brazil because we really wanted to go since a long time ago".

Should I use the present perfect in this case? What would you suggest?

Thank you for your time!
Hi,

The original sentence says "We decided to go to Brazil because we really wanted to go since a long time ago".

Should I use the present perfect in this case? What would you suggest?

I suggest this.

If your trip already happened. "We decided to go to Brazil because for a long time we had really wanted to."

If your trip has not already happened. "We decided to go to Brazil because for a long time we have really wanted to."

Clive
Sopranoa) I wanted to go to Brazil for a long time

To me, this sentence means "I wanted to go to Brazil and stay there for a long time."

I wanted to go to Brazil for Carnival.

I wanted to go to Brazil for my vacation.

I wanted to go to Brazil for a long time, not just a week or two.
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To me, this sentence means "I wanted to go to Brazil and stay there for a long time."

Would this phrase eliminate that confusion? "for the longest time....and now I can't believe I really am going"