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    Can 'far from' be used in this way?

    'Wright saw new materials, machinery, and technologies as allies, far from seeing them in opposition to nature.'
    Is this sentence acceptable? My intuition is that 'far from' is either used sentence-initial as in 'Far from seeing them in opposition to nature, Wright saw new materials, machinery, and technologies as allies.' or after the verb BE. I've googled the use of 'far from' and the data seem to have corroborated my theory, but I need a confirmation from a native English speaker. Am I correct?
    Last edited by eeshu; 03-Jan-2015 at 12:24.

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    #2

    Re: Can 'far from' be used in this way?

    I would move it to the start of the sentence too.

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    #3

    Re: Can 'far from' be used in this way?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can 'far from' be used in this way?

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you", eeshu. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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