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    Default Describing different distances

    Can someone give me a list of phrases that describe different far distances?

    1) a short distance from you: I heard someone cry at a distance?

    2) a medium distance from you: I see a crowd far away?

    3) a long distance from you: he saw a light in the distance?


    Well, we have different phrases to describe different far distances. But I just don't know how to classify them. Anyone can lend a hand?

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    Anyone can lend a hand on this?

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    Default Re: Describing different distances

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    Can someone give me a list of phrases that describe different far distances?

    1) a short distance from you: I heard someone cry at a distance? nearby

    2) a medium distance from you: I see a crowd not very far away?

    3) a long distance from you: he saw a light in the distance? (I don't detect any significant difference between 'in the distance' and 'at a distance' - apart, of course from the one I've exploited (the fact that you can attenuate it by the addition of 'not very'. But a similar attenuation is possible with 'at a distance' - using an adjective: 'at a reasonable distance'

    Well, we have different phrases to describe different far distances. But I just don't know how to classify them. Can anyone lend a hand?
    I - like many other potential contributors - have only just seen this. Possible effects of your posting again are
    • removing your question from the 'Unanswered Posts' list.
    • Persuading people not to answer, in the face of such impatience.



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