It is a scientific paper. I would like to say

This fact is far from being obvious.

Can I delete the 'being'? Initially I used it because I thought it should be a noun behind the 'from'.


Yes you can delete the from. Although both forms sound okay, I think without the from is better and sounds like like idomatic english.

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  • you mean deleting 'being'? – poisson Sep 23 '17 at 5:33
  • Yes ........... – max pleaner Sep 23 '17 at 5:34

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