Is “far from perfect” grammatical?
Here’s my analysis:
- It’s ungrammatical because the object of preposition from must be a noun, not an adjective(perfect).
- It’s grammatical because perfect can be a noun.
- It’s grammatical because perfect is the shortened version of the noun phrase “perfect state” or “being perfect”.
- It’s grammatical because “far from” is an adverbial phrase.
I think no. 4 is most likely correct. If it’s the case, what does it modify: the verb “is” or the adjective “perfect”?