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    Is "of" redundant?

    I live half of a mile from here.


    can we use away instead of from in the above sentence? Is "Of" redundant?

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    Re: Is "of" redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by nathesh2011 View Post
    I live half of a mile from here.


    Can we use away instead of from in the above sentence? Is "Of" redundant?
    You could say "from here", away from here" or simply "away" without "here". Yes, "of" is redundant.

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    Re: Is "of" redundant?

    I think a similar point came up in a thread last week.

    A quarter of a mile...
    Half a mile...
    Three quarters of a mile...

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    Re: Is "of" redundant?

    "A quarter mile" or "a half mile" are also possible.

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    Re: Is "of" redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "A quarter mile" or "a half mile" are also possible.
    In AmE, yes. In BrE, we don't generally use those.

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