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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    #1

    This village is only 2 hours ride away

    Is it correct to say like this "This village is only 2 hours ride (I mean by horse) away"?

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: This village is only 2 hours ride away

    I'd use The/this village is only two hours' ride away/from here. (Note the apostrophe)

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    #3

    Re: This village is only 2 hours ride away

    The village is only a two-hour ride from here.
    The village is only two hours' ride from here.

    As you can see, the use of "two hours" changes depending on the construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: This village is only 2 hours ride away

    Two hours on the back of a horse doesn't sound like an "only" situation to me.

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