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    grew up a long way from here

    In the MWALED, it says:
    a long way
    : a great distance

    He grew up a long way from here.

    http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/long
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    What does this sentence mean? (especially
    a long way)

    'He developed into an adult a great distance from here.'?
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    Re: grew up a long way from here

    He developed into an adult in a place which was a great distance from here.
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    Re: grew up a long way from here

    Does 'a long way' here function as an adverb?
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    Re: grew up a long way from here

    I'm a tentative grammarian at best, but surely a long way from is modifying "here". An antonym would be ​near here.
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    Re: grew up a long way from here

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm a tentative grammarian at best, but surely a long way from is modifying "here". An antonym would be ​near here.
    I meant 'a long way "here"' = 'a long way "in this sentence"'.
    So, what I meant is "does 'a long way' in this sentence function as an adverb?".


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    Re: grew up a long way from here

    1. He grew up a long way from here.
    2. He grew up far from here.

    'Far' is an adverb, so I think 'a long way' is adverbial.
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