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    #1

    apart

    1) We bought it a couple of houses down the road from yours.
    2) We bought it a couple of houses apart from yours.

    I believe the 1) is right, but not sure about 2).

    Need your help, please.
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: apart

    Only sentence 1 is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: apart

    What is the 'it' you bought?

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    #4

    Re: apart

    A table.

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    #5

    Re: apart

    Will 2) work without 'apart'?

    We bought it in a shop a couple of houses from yours.

    Thanks.

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    #6

    Re: apart

    I guess I thought of " away" when said "apart"!

    The sentence should work with "away", I believe?

    Thanks.

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    #7

    Re: apart

    "... a couple of houses away from yours" works. In BrE, "... a couple of house from yours" doesn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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