It’s Been Ages

If you are speaking American English,and you see an old friend or a colleague you haven’t seen in a while,you can say:It’s been ages since we’ve talked.What does this mean? To find out,let’s listen to an actual conversation.How are you,I haven’t seen you for a few years!I’m doing great!It’s been ages since we’ve talked,hasn’t it? It’t been a long time,that’s for sure.In American English,”It’s been ages”is another way of saying it’s been a long time or a long time has passed since you’ve seen each other.You may remember the word “ages”being used to talk about different periods of history like the ice age or the stone age or the bronze age.Saying it’s been ages uses exaggeration by saying it’s been many of those long stretches of time since something has happened.And that’s English in a minute.

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