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    #1

    Our hotel was at

    Our hotel was at five minutes from the beach.

    Our hotel was only five minutes away from the beach.

    Are both the above sentences ok?

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    #2

    Re: Our hotel was at

    The first is not correct. The second is fine.

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    #3

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    You don't need "away" in the second sentence. In my opinion, it is better without it.

    The first would be correct without "at".

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    You don't need "away" in the second sentence. In my opinion, it is better without it.

    The first would be correct without "at".
    Thanks. Can you please let me know why "at" is not correct.

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    #5

    Re: Our hotel was at

    I think a building can be at a place but cannot be at a certain distance/period of time from a place.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Our hotel was at

    Anil, without "at" the sentence is "Our hotel was five minutes from the beach." This is correct. What could "at" possibly add to that sentence?
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 01-Nov-2015 at 23:17. Reason: typo

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Anil, without "at" the sentence is "Our hotel was at five minutes from the beach." This is correct. What could "at" possibly add to that sentence?
    MNY, I see a typo you might want to correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    MNY, I see a typo you might want to correct.
    You beat me to at it.

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    #9

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    Thanks. I copied the sentence and then forgot to delete "at".

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    #10

    Re: Our hotel was at

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Thanks. I copied the sentence and then forgot to delete "at".
    Been there...done that...have the critiques to prove it!

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