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    #1

    (from) as long range as possible?

    "The tactic is to use the asset from as long range as possible."

    Is the sentence in above correct? Or should I remove the "from" word so it becomes: "The tactic is to use the asset as long range as possible."
    Or maybe both of them are correct?

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    #2

    Re: (from) as long range as possible?

    I think you mean

    "The tactic is to use the asset from as long a range as possible."

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    Re: (from) as long range as possible?

    Can I make it like this: The tactic is to use the asset from as long-range as possible
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Oct-2015 at 12:06. Reason: Deleting quuote.

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    Re: (from) as long range as possible?

    Sorry to butt in- No, you can't do #3. You do need the word "a" as Rover_KE says.
    If you find the English idiom " as long a (range) as possible " difficult to work with- ( and I find it very hard to explain what the word "a" is doing- perhaps the other members can help here) , maybe a re-phrase would help; "from as far away as possible" .

    However the form with the "a" in it is a very common standard English form; in BrE anyway. So it's worth getting used to it.

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    Re: (from) as long range as possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    from as long-range as possible
    'Long-range' is an adjective, which cannot be the object of a preposition such as 'from'.

    Could it be an explanation?
    I am not a teacher.

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