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Tan Elaine

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My school is a long way from my house,
My school is far from my house.

Are both phrases correct? I was told by a friend of mine that I should us 'a long way from'.

Thanks in advance.
 

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My school is far from my house. :tick:
My school is a long way from my house. :tick:

Often times I am surprised by your friends' advice.
 

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My school is a long way from my house,
My school is far from my house.

Are both phrases correct? I was told by a friend of mine that I should us 'a long way from'.

Thanks in advance.

Both can be used to describe a long distance. Normally one prefers the second. Your friend’s advice can be appropriate , if distance of the school from your house is relatively more than average or usual.
To put this in a simple way:
My school is a long way from my house= My school is far away from my house.
 
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