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    far afield

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    “You did not look too far afield for your current partner. Was that choice controlled?”

    field = beyond the range or field of one's experience, knowledge, acquaintanceship

    far afield = far off

    When we started to discuss theology; Jack was obviously getting far afield from the subject at hand.

    far afield = remote; far from the original starting point

    Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 12:35.

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    Re: far afield

    Yes, just out of your usual neighborhood is close enough to be far afield, or it could be the other side of the world.
    There's no such thing as near afield, y'see... *)

    no tat eacher


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