How do I phrase this naturally?

It takes me about 40 minutes to drive to the school, and about 40 minutes to drive back home.

Is it correct to say: it takes me about 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive back and forth to the school?

My big problem here is that I don't know where's the right place to insert the word the school.

I will highly appreciate your help. Please, no trolling here. I am serious about learning English.

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  • 9 years ago
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    There's nothing wrong with the way that is phrased.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Try saying:

    It takes me around a hour and 20 minutes to drive to school and back.

    Tip: When you're talking about one hour or one minute or something like that, you should just put "a."

    Source(s): I would just put it that way. Hope I helped.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    One way you could say it is:

    I have a 1 hour and 20 minute round trip to school.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The drive to school is about forty minutes each way.

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