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    How far is..How far is it...

    Hi, I'd like to know which sentence is ok. Thanks. Rip


    1) How far is San Diego from Los Angeles?

    2) How far is it from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    3) How long does it take from San diego to Los Angeles?

    4) How long does it take to go from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    5) It's quite far

    6) It's quite a long way ( is it the same as number 5?)

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    Re: How far is..How far is it...

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like to know which sentence is ok. Thanks. Rip


    1) How far is San Diego from Los Angeles?

    2) How far is it from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    3) How long does it take from San diego to Los Angeles?

    4) How long does it take to go from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    5) It's quite far

    6) It's quite a long way ( is it the same as number 5?) not quite, but very similar
    I'm sure I've heard 3, but it's always seemed to me a rather questionable elision of 4 (which itself, to my ear - which is British of course, so probably not relevant for someone who uses San Diego and LA in his examples - sounds less natural than How long does it take to get from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    And 5 is like 6 in that the "quite" qualifies the adjective, although as you can see the adjective in 6 is part of a noun phrase (so you might have expected the wrong 'a quite long way'; you got this right though).



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    Re: How far is..How far is it...

    Thanks a lot for your help,
    by the way, my ear prefers the Britsh accent ..
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    Re: How far is..How far is it...

    Hi, I forgot...
    Is it possible to change sentence number 2 in this way:
    How far is it to Los angeles from san diego?
    and what about...
    How far is Los Angeles from san Diego?

    Thanks. Rip

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    Re: How far is..How far is it...

    And..
    how far is Los Angeles to san Francisco?
    Sorry, but I am getting mad with these prepositions!!!!

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    Re: How far is..How far is it...

    No. It's "How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco?"

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