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    #1

    itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    For the most part, people who live or work in cities walk throughout the day―to go from the parking lot to the office, to shop, and to run errands. (①) It’s often easier and cheaper to walk a few blocks than to wait for a taxi or subway. (②) In this way, exercise can be structured into the daily routine. This is not the case for people who live in the suburbs. Because the suburbs are spread out, it’s too far to walk to the office or run to the store. Walking to the bus stop used to provide at least some movement, but now most public transportation is limited, so suburban people drive everywhere.

    Which does this mean?
    it’s too far to walk to the office or run to the store.
    1. to walk to the office or run to the store is too far
    2. it(the situation) is too far to walk to the office or run to the store.(here it is just a dummy pronoun)

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    #2

    Re: itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    I don't know where you're finding these strange questions.
    How can a "situation" run?

    I suppose the answer is #1.

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    #3

    Re: itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    I thought only distance can be far, not actions. But in Korean, actions can be said to be near or far. So I think English has the same concept as Korean.

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    #4

    Re: itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    It is the distance that is too great for it to be practical to walk/run to these places. It's the store and office that are far away.

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    #5

    Re: itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    So what does "it" refer to?

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    #6

    Re: itís too far to walk to the office or run to the store.

    The distance.

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