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Meaning of 으로 in the following sentence...

"우리가 마지막으로 만나고 얼마나 지났지?" This sentence translates to "how much time has passed since we last met?" But what purpose does "으로" have here? and one more question: why is 고 attached to 만나다?

January 16, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeidiYoon

The tenth meaning of '으로' tells that '시간을 셈할 때 셈에 넣는 한계를 나타내는 격 조사'. And the example sentence is '자동차 면허 시험을 보는 것이 이번으로 일곱 번째가 됩니다.'

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivyyy_

ahh thank you !!

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeidiYoon

Another example would be 오늘 처음으로 이 사실을 공개한다.

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeidiYoon

The meaning must mean when you count time and draw the limit of the time you can say '으로'. I hope it makes sense to you.

January 17, 2019
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