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    strange Guest

    Question what´s the difference ..?

    between "far in the distance" and "long away in the distance" ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by strange
    between "far in the distance" and "long away in the distance" ?????
    First one sounds fine, the second one is incorrect. I have never heard this used like that before.

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    Default Re: what´s the difference ..?

    thank you very much , Marilyn.

    So, I read this sentence:

    "As we highlighted at the beginning – there is no easy answer. If we are able internalize this
    approach of asking questions, and if we follow the five EWB Personal Impact Guiding Principles,
    we will be a long away along the road of translating intentions to impact."

    Is this incorrect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    First one sounds fine, the second one is incorrect. I have never heard this used like that before.
    Thank you very much , Marilyn.

    So, I read this sentence:

    "As we highlighted at the beginning – there is no easy answer. If we are able internalize this
    approach of asking questions, and if we follow the five EWB Personal Impact Guiding Principles,
    we will be a long away along the road of translating intentions to impact."

    Is this incorrect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strange
    Thank you very much , Marilyn.

    So, I read this sentence:

    "As we highlighted at the beginning – there is no easy answer. If we are able internalize this
    approach of asking questions, and if we follow the five EWB Personal Impact Guiding Principles,
    we will be a long away along the road of translating intentions to impact."

    Is this incorrect?
    It's fine, though 'a long way down the road' sounds more natural to me, which could be because I'm a BrE speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's fine, though 'a long way down the road' sounds more natural to me, which could be because I'm a BrE speaker.
    Oh Thanks !!!!! " long away" is American English.

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    Default Re: what´s the difference ..?

    Well, if you're ever in the UK, you'll know what to say.

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