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    far vs long way

    I read somewhere that far should be used in negative sentences and long way in positive ones.

    1) Downing street is not too far from here.
    2) Oxford street is a long way from here.


    Do native speakers really follow this distinction? I think I have seen people using far in positive sentences as well.

    Eg: That's very far from here.

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    Red face Re: far vs long way

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    I read somewhere that far should be used in negative sentences and long way in positive ones.

    1) Downing street is not too far from here.
    2) Oxford street is a long way from here.


    Do native speakers really follow this distinction? I think I have seen people using far in positive sentences as well.

    Eg: That's very far from here.
    According to grammars, it should be the way you know about. But who really cares actually?

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