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    far from being perfect or far from perfect

    I came across a sentence:
    He was far from being unique in finding the answer to his problem in this way.
    I remember there's a similar sentence structure:
    The treatment is far from perfect.

    Then I wonder if "being" can be omitted in the first sentence so that it writes:
    He was far from unique.
    In this sentence structure, is "being" optional?
    For example, is the sentence "His mother is far from satisfied with his exam result" correct, or should I say "His mother is far from being satisfied with his exam result"?
    Could you help explain? Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: far from being perfect or far from perfect

    The 'being' is optional in those sentences. Yes, you can omit it.

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    Re: far from being perfect or far from perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The 'being' is optional in those sentences. Yes, you can omit it.
    Thank you!

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    Re: far from being perfect or far from perfect

    Chance22, you have been asked before to use the Like button instead of sending your thanks in a separate message and quoting our replies back to us.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.



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