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    it is

    Can one say:
    1-It is a long way into the city.
    instead of:
    2-From here you have to go a long way to get into the city.
    (I think 1 normally means: the place we are talking about is well inside the city.)

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    Re: it is

    [1] could certainly mean [2].

    EX: It's a long way into the city (from here).

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    #3

    Re: it is

    That is a hard one... it could have either meaning.

    It COULD mean that "it is a long way from here to the edge of the city"
    "It is a long way into the city from here, almost 400 miles." "You can't walk from here to Dallas, it is a long way into the city from here."

    OR

    it could mean that "the place we are talking about is inside the city, and from the edge of the city you have to go a long distance to reach the inside place."

    "If you are at the edge of the city, it is a long way into the city to get to downtown... almost 20 miles." "City Hall? It is a long way into the city."

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