When you use **It takes + (time) + to + verb** you are telling someone how long it takes them to do a certain thing.

Here are the examples:

- It takes weeks to have an effect.
- He will take time, it takes time to wear the sword.
- It takes 15 minutes to get to downtown.
- It takes 7 seconds for my car to go 60 miles per hour.
- It takes all day for us to finish golfing.
- It takes days to calculate the planetary shift of each new location.
- It takes days to get there, but I decided to wing it.
- It takes days to train the rose to give an impression of nonchalant grace as it rambles so elegantly over the gazebo.
- It takes forty-five minutes for me to get ready.
- It takes four quarters to complete a football game.
- It takes me one hour to cook.
- It takes months to recruit a new staff of investigators.
- It takes one hour to get there.
- It takes time to acquaint yourself with a new job.
- It takes time to build up a clientele.
- It takes time to build up contacts.
- It takes time to build up intimacy.
- It takes time to develop contacts and develop your own sound, and be different from everyone else and still be yourself.
- It takes time to find a college that will suit your child's needs.
- It takes time to integrate this information.
- It takes time to join up nicely for the edges of the wound.
- It takes time to make changes in the law.
- It takes time to make nature.
- It takes time to master the GC and early roasts are likely to be much inferior to those obtained on a HT.
- It takes time to process each application.
- It takes time to react differently.
- It takes time to readjust after a divorce.
- It takes time to regrow hair. You may need to use minoxidil solution twice-daily for at least 4 months before you see results.
- It takes weeks to get through the red tape.
- It takes years to civilize a racial war area.
- It takes years to gain a mastery of Japanese.
- It takes years to learn to play guitar.
- It takes years to master a new subject.
- It takes years to master the art of weaving.
- It takes years to work your way through the examination system until you gain a degree.
- Most of the best daycare centers have waiting lists longer than a Stars Wars movie ticket line, and it takes time to find, interview and hire a nanny.
- Of course, it takes time to realize peaceful reunification.
- One reason it takes time to see detail is the unsteadiness of the Earth's atmosphere.
- She's very young, only a girl really, and it takes time to get used to this funny little country.
- The ban was lifted last month, but aid agencies say it takes time to gear up.
- How long it takes me to do two lengths of the pool.
- Will you time me to see how long it takes me to swim a length?
- Your grief won't disappear overnight. It takes time to get over the death of someone close to you.