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    half-hour drive away/half-hour walk away

    The office is a half-hour drive away.


    I saw the above sentence in a book. I assume the sentence means "The office is half an hour far from here if we go by car". So similarly can I say, "The office is a half-hour walk away" to mean half an hour walking distance from here.


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    Re: half-hour drive away/half-hour walk away

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The office is a half-hour drive away.


    I saw the above sentence in a book. I assume the sentence means "The office is half an hour far from here if we go by car". So similarly can I say, "The office is a half-hour walk away" to mean half an hour walking distance from here.
    You are correct. However far is not used in such a sentence.

    The office is half an hour from here if we go by car

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