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    far from clear

    Hello teachers.

    I've found the following sentence:

    1. What he intends to do is far from clear.

    Does #1 mean the following?

    2. I can't understand at all what he intends to do.

    If not, would you let me know the meaning of #1?
    In addition, if #1 is unnatural, would you show me a more natural version of the sentence?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: far from clear

    What he intends to do is far from clear. This is a good sentence, and it means:

    His intentions are not clear.
    His intentions are unclear.
    I am not certain what he intends to do.
    I am not certain of his intentions.
    I cannot tell what he intends to do.

    All of these sentences, including your first example, can be considered "natural."

    John

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    Re: far from clear

    Thank you very much for the reply, Mr. JohnParis.
    The variations you gave are quite "clear" to me!
    Thanks again,

    yam.

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