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    away/far

    Hi!

    Can I say "it's AWAY" instead of "far" ?
    Thanks Rip

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    far/far away

    Hi
    can I say

    "It's 121 miles far" instead of " It's 121 miles far away"?

    Thanks. Rip

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    Re: far/far away

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    Rip,

    If you are simply stating how far away something is, try one of these:

    It's 121 miles away (or It's 121 miles distant).
    It's 121 miles (away) from (here, or whatever city you mean)
    It's located 121 miles away.

    If you are stressing that 121 miles is very far, one of these will convey that meaning:

    It is far away- a distance of 121 miles.
    It is 121 miles from ........., a long distance.
    It's very far- 121 miles (away).

    Saying "it is 121 miles far away" sounds somewhat awkward.

    I hope this is useful.

    G.F.
    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 12-Nov-2008 at 19:49. Reason: addition

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    Re: far/far away

    Thanks a lot for your help; my doubt was if it was garmmatically correct to use just "away" instead of "far away". If I got your comment, I CAN say
    It's 121 miles away... (please tell me if I understood it wrong)
    I thought that if the distance is specified I couldn't say "away" without "far"...
    Rip

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    Re: far/far away

    ..and viceversa...that is I can't use fa without away...

    is it correct so say "it's 121 miles far?
    Thanks again. Rip

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    Re: far/far away

    (Not a teacher)

    Rip,

    If you are simply stating how far away something is, try one of these:

    It's 121 miles away.
    It's 121 miles (away) from (here, or whatever city you mean)
    It's located 121 miles away.

    If you are stressing that 121 miles is very far, then use:

    It is far away- a distance of 121 miles.
    It is 121 miles from ........., a long distance.

    Saying "it is 121 miles far away" sounds somewhat awkward.

    I hope this is useful.

    G.F.

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    #7

    Re: far/far away

    Hi Greg, You sent the same comment twice...
    Rip


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    Re: away/far

    No. It is far away or It is far [from here/to travel].


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    Re: far/far away

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    ..and viceversa...that is I can't use fa without away...

    is it correct so say "it's 121 miles far?
    Thanks again. Rip
    No


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    Re: far/far away

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Thanks a lot for your help; my doubt was if it was garmmatically correct to use just "away" instead of "far away". If I got your comment, I CAN say
    It's 121 miles away... (please tell me if I understood it wrong) This is ok
    I thought that if the distance is specified I couldn't say "away" without "far"...
    Rip
    ..

    You really should not run two threads on the same topic. I have merged them for you.

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