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    I can see few hills some distance.

    While walking in a hilly area.

    1) I can see few hills some distance.

    2) There are few hills some distance from me.

    3) Look there is from some distance from you.

    4) There is another hill some distance from that hill.

    5) There are some hill some distance from here.

    Please check my sentences.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Jun-2017 at 11:37. Reason: Enlarged font to make post readable

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    While walking in a hilly area, can I say the following?

    1) I can see few hills some distance.

    2) There are few hills some distance from me.

    3) Look there is from some distance from you.

    4) There is another hill some distance from that hill.

    5) There are some hill some distance from here.

    Please check my sentences.
    See above. #1 and #3 are completely wrong. There are really basic errors in #2 and #5.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    I can see a few hills in the distance.

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I can see a few hills in the distance.
    Okay.

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. #1 and #3 are completely wrong. There are really basic errors in #2 and #5.
    1) I can see few hills in the distance.

    2) There are few hills in the distance from me.

    3) Look there is a hill in the distance from you.

    4) There is another hill some distance from that hill.

    5) There are some hills in the distance from here.


    Why "some distance" is correct in number four and incorrect in other sentences?

    I am confused where to use "in distance" and where to use "some distance". Could you please explain it to me? There isn't anything like "at distance" am I correct?

    "He is standing some distance from you" or "there is a TV some distance from me" are these sentences incorrect as well?
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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) I can see few hills in the distance. if you mean you can't see many hills. if you mean you can see a small number of hills.

    2) There are few hills in distance from me. Same comment as #1 but you have missed a definite article as well.

    3) Look there is a hill in distance from you. Missing punctuation near the start. You have missed a definite article. You need to remove the last two words.

    4) There is another hill some distance from that hill.

    5) There are some hills in the distance from here. Remove the last two words.
    See above.

    You are being very careless again, tufguy. How can you use "in the distance" correctly in sentences 1 and 5 but omit the article in posts 2, 3 and 4?

    After this thread is finished, please go back to posting just one sentence per thread.
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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.

    You are being very careless again, tufguy. How can you use "in the distance" correctly in sentences 1 and 5 but omit the article in posts 2, 3 and 4?

    After this thread is finished, please go back to posting just one sentence per thread.
    1) I can see few hills in the distance.

    2) There are few hills in the distance.

    3) Look there is a hill in the distance.

    4) There is another hill some distance from that hill.

    5) There are some hills in the distance.


    Why "some distance" is correct in number four and incorrect in other sentences?

    I am confused where to use "in distance" and where to use "some distance". Could you please explain it to me? There isn't anything like "at distance" am I correct?

    "He is standing some distance from you" or "there is a TV some distance from me" (or "there is a TV in the distance in the room") are these sentences incorrect as well?

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Why is "some distance" is correct in number four and incorrect in other sentences?
    How many times do you think we've told you how to construct a question?



    Both "some distance" (meaning "quite a long way away") and "in the distance" are acceptable. Neither "in distance" nor "at distance" can be used.

    Your examples about the TV don't make sense. Unless you're in a huge room, a TV would never be far enough away to be described as being at any distance.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
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    Both "some distance" (meaning "quite a long way away") and "in the distance" are acceptable. Neither "in distance" nor "at distance" can be used.

    Your examples about the TV don't make sense. Unless you're in a huge room, a TV would never be far enough away to be described as being at any distance.
    "He is standing some distance from you" is this sentence incorrect?

    What is the way to say "
    there is a TV some distance from me" correctly?

    When we say "in the distance" then we cannot use "from someone" but when we say "some distance" then we can say "from someone". Am I correct? But you are saying these can only be used for long distance.



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    Re: I can see few hills some distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
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    Both "some distance" (meaning "quite a long way away") and "in the distance" are acceptable. Neither "in distance" nor "at distance" can be used.

    Your examples about the TV don't make sense. Unless you're in a huge room, a TV would never be far enough away to be described as being at any distance.
    If both are acceptable then why those sentences were incorrect? Could you please explain it to me I am really very confused?

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