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a·go

 (ə-gō′)
adv. & adj.
1. Gone by; past: two years ago.
2. In the past: It happened ages ago.

[Middle English, past participle of agon, to go away, from Old English āgān : ā-, intensive pref. + gān, to go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]

ago

(əˈɡəʊ)
adv
in the past: five years ago; long ago.
[C14 ago, from Old English āgān to pass away]
Usage: The use of ago with since (it's ten years ago since he wrote the novel) is redundant and should be avoided: it is ten years since he wrote the novel

a•go

(əˈgoʊ)

adj.
1. gone; gone by; past (usu. prec. by a noun): five days ago.
adv.
2. in the past: It happened long ago.
[before 1000; Middle English ago(n), Old English āgān, past participle of āgān to go by, pass =ā- a-3 + gān to go1]

ago

You use ago to say how much time has passed since something happened. For example, if it is now Sunday and something happened on Thursday, it happened three days ago.

We met two months ago.
We got married about a year ago.

Be Careful!
You use the past simple, not the present perfect, with ago. For example, you say 'He died four years ago'. Don't say 'He has died four years ago'.

Seven years ago, she gave birth to their daughter, Nelly.
I did it just a moment ago.

You use ago only when you are talking about a period of time measured back from the present. If you are talking about a period measured back from an earlier time, you use the past perfect with before or previously.

The centre had been opened some years before.
The accident had happened nearly two years previously.

Be Careful!
Don't use ago and 'since' together. Don't say, for example, 'It is three years ago since it happened'. You say 'It happened three years ago' or 'It is three years since it happened'.

He died two years ago.
It is two weeks since I wrote to him.
See since

Be Careful!
Don't say, for example, 'It has been happening since three years ago'. You say 'It has been happening for three years'.

I have lived here for nearly twenty years.
I have known you for a long time.
See for
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ago - gone byago - gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
Adv.1.ago - in the pastago - in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."

ago

adverb previously, back, before, since, earlier, formerly He was killed a few days ago in an accident.
Usage: Although since can be used as a synonym of ago in certain contexts, the use of ago and since together, as in it's ten years ago since he wrote that novel, is redundant. Instead, it would be correct to use it is ten years since he wrote that novel, or it is ten years ago that he wrote that novel.
Translations
مَاضِ، فِي المَاضِي، مُنْذ زَمَنمُنْذُ
преди
před
for ... sidensiden
قبل
sitten
prije
elõtt: elõttezelőtt
fyrir
・・・前に
전에
pirmssen
pred
pred
för….sedan
ที่ผ่านมาแล้ว
давнотому
cách đây

ago

[əˈgəʊ] ADV long agohace mucho tiempo
not long agono hace mucho (tiempo)
how long ago was it?¿hace cuánto tiempo?, ¿cuánto tiempo hace?
as long ago as 1978ya en 1978
no longer ago than yesterdayayer solamente, ayer nada más
a week agohace una semana
a little while agohace poco
just a moment agohace un momento nada más

ago

[əˈgəʊ] adv
2 days ago → il y a 2 jours
2 years ago → il y a 2 ans
long ago, a long time ago → il y a longtemps
It wasn't long ago → C'était il y a peu de temps.
not long ago → il n'y a pas longtemps, il y a peu de temps
how long ago? → il y a combien de temps (de cela)?
How long ago was it that you first went there?
BUT Quand y es-tu allé pour la première fois?.
How long ago did it happen? → Il y a combien de temps que c'est arrivé?
as long ago as 1960 → déjà en 1960

ago

advvor; years/a week agovor Jahren/einer Woche; a little while agovor kurzem; that was years/a week agodas ist schon Jahre/eine Woche her; he was here a minute agoer war noch vor einer Minute hier; how long ago is it since you last saw him?wie lange haben Sie ihn schon nicht mehr gesehen?, wann haben Sie ihn das letzte Mal gesehen?; how long ago did it happen?wie lange ist das her?; he left 10 minutes agoer ist vor 10 Minuten gegangen; long, long agovor langer, langer Zeit; how long ago?wie lange ist das her?; that was a long time or long agodas ist schon lange her; as long ago as 1950schon 1950

ago

[əˈgəʊ] adv a week agouna settimana fa
long ago → molto tempo fa
not long ago → poco tempo fa
as long ago as 1960 → già nel 1960
how long ago? → quanto tempo fa?
how long ago was it? → quanto tempo fa è successo?, da quanto tempo è successo?

ago

(əˈgəu) adverb
at a certain time in the past. two years ago; Long ago, men lived in caves; How long ago did he leave?

ago

مُنْذُ před siden vor πριν από hace sitten il y a prije fa ・・・前に 전에 geleden siden (jakiś czas) temu atrás давно för….sedan ที่ผ่านมาแล้ว önce cách đây 以前

ago

adv. atrás; [with time] hace;
ten years ___[hace + length of time] hace diez años.

ago

adj & adv two weeks ago..hace dos semanas
References in classic literature ?
No stockings hung at the fireplace, and for a moment she felt as much disappointed as she did long ago, when her little sock fell down because it was crammed so full of goodies.
Between Elizabeth and her one son George there was a deep unexpressed bond of sympathy, based on a girlhood dream that had long ago died.
The Mayas had a peculiar civilization of their own, thousands of years ago, and their calendar system was so involved "
During that burning day when we were crossing Iowa, our talk kept returning to a central figure, a Bohemian girl whom we had known long ago and whom both of us admired.
How many ages ago did Madame Antoine and Tonie die?
In what manner will he speak," demanded the wary chief, "when the runners count to him the scalps which five nights ago grew on the heads of the Yengeese?
It is upon record, that three centuries ago the tongue of the Right Whale was esteemed a great delicacy in France, and commanded large prices there.
Comparing the humped herds of whales with the humped herds of buffalo, which, not forty years ago, overspread by tens of thousands the prairies of Illinois and Missouri, and shook their iron manes and scowled with their thunder-clotted brows upon the sites of populous river-capitals, where now the polite broker sells you land at a dollar an inch; in such a comparison an irresistible argument would seem furnished, to show that the hunted whale cannot now escape speedy extinction.
the woman is dying of that disease that wasted the skirts of Camelot two years ago.
well, it was years ago, and 'tisn't as vivid now as it was when they were fresh.
Yes, the Old Masters often drew badly; they did not care much for truth and exactness in minor details; but after all, in spite of bad drawing, bad perspective, bad proportions, and a choice of subjects which no longer appeal to people as strongly as they did three hundred years ago, there is a SOMETHING about their pictures which is divine--a something which is above and beyond the art of any epoch since--a something which would be the despair of artists but that they never hope or expect to attain it, and therefore do not worry about it.
It's all so long ago, and so much has happened, and we've grown so old, and so much is going to happen that I'm fairly frightened.