There are a lot of people who do not go anywhere on foot.

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There are a lot of people who do not go anywhere on foot. They always go everywhere by car or bike even if they have to walk for a few meters only. People go to gym by car or bike. I saw people do this when their houses were "A few minutes of walk" or "Walking distance" from the gym.

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There are a lot of people who do not go anywhere on foot. They [STRIKE]always[/STRIKE] go [STRIKE]everywhere[/STRIKE] by car or bike even if they have to [STRIKE]walk[/STRIKE] travel [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] only a few meters. [STRIKE]only.[/STRIKE] People [STRIKE]go[/STRIKE] drive or cycle to the gym. [STRIKE]by car or bike.[/STRIKE] I [STRIKE]saw[/STRIKE] have seen people do this when their houses were a few minutes [STRIKE]of[/STRIKE] walk/walking distance from the gym.

Could you please check my sentences?

See above. Both "a few minutes walk" and "walking distance" are possible.

You've used a long paragraph to express one simple idea again. Everything you've said could have been worded "Lots of people never walk anywhere, even when they only have to travel a short distance. Even people living within walking distance of a gym choose to drive or cycle there."
 

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See above. Both "a few minutes' walk" and "walking distance" are possible.

You've used a long paragraph to express one simple idea again. Everything you've said could have been worded "Lots of people never walk anywhere, even when they only have to travel a short distance. Even people living within walking distance of a gym choose to drive or cycle there."


"A few minutes of walk distance from the gym" is it a correct sentence? It looks awkward to me.
 
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"A few minutes of walk distance from the gym" is it a correct sentence? It looks awkward to me.

It's not even a complete sentence but the important thing is that "a few minutes of walk" is completely wrong.
 

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It's not even a complete sentence but the important thing is that "a few minutes of walk" is completely wrong.

Yes, the "of" is completely unacceptable and must go.
 

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It's not even a complete sentence but the important thing is that "a few minutes of walk" is completely wrong.

No, I was asking about your sentence.
 

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Yes, the "of" is completely unacceptable and must go.

Their houses were a
few minutes walk distance from the gym. Is this sentence correct?
 

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No, I was asking about your sentence.
If you're talking about post #4, I said that both "a few minutes' walk" and "walking distance" are possible. At no point did I suggest that "a few minutes of walk" is possible.

Their houses were a few minutes walk distance from the gym. Is this sentence correct?


No!

Their houses were a few minutes' walk from the gym.
 

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If you're talking about post #4, I said that both "a few minutes' walk" and "walking distance" are possible. At no point did I suggest that "a few minutes of walk" is possible.

Sorry, I am confused. Shall we say "Their houses were a few minutes walk from the gym" or "Their houses were a few minutes walking distance from the gym"?
 

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Sorry, I am confused. Shall we say "Their houses were a few minutes walk from the gym" or "Their houses were a few minutes walking distance from the gym"?

Once again, no. As you've been shown already in this thread, you need an apostrophe after "minutes". If you add that apostrophe, both sentences are possible.
 
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