Is 1 wrong? If so, why is it wrong? I think 2 is correct.

1 How much time does it have to pass before... something happens.

2 How much time has to pass before... something happens.

  • Sorry, I meant "How much time has to pass"
    – user1425
    Jul 11 at 6:55
  • Why is 1 wrong?
    – user1425
    Jul 11 at 6:55
  • 2
    (1) is wrong because time passes, 'it' doesn't pass time - although a person can 'pass their time in' doing some activity. Jul 11 at 7:22
  • 1 is wrong because it sounds like there's something, "it", and that thing has to "pass some time", whatever that means.
    – gotube
    Jul 12 at 4:11

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