"Far into the distance" seem to mean "far away". "Slung it off" seems to mean "throw it", so the phrase makes sense, but does it? I rarely heard it being used this way. I am not sure, but "off" might be ungrammatical here, is it? How would you reword it? Are there better alternatives to "far into the distance"?

For example:

Hercules slung a spear off far into the distance, with his inhumane strength.


Well, this is where the subject may be "subjective." This seems to be about Hercules, the mythical Greek hero. Therefore, there is a poetic element here that informs the word choice. It wouldn't be wrong to use "slung a spear off far into the distance" elsewhere, but it would seem more awkward in a more mundane context. In particular, the word "slung" is not a typical one.

The word "off" in "off far" seems to insist to me that this is being thrown a great distance, but those two words won't be used in isolation. It could be

Hercules slung a spear off far towards a target

or even

Hercules fired an arrow off far into the distance

"Far off" is much more common:

On a clear day, you can make out Haleakala far off in the distance.

You could, therefore, switch "far" and "off:"

Hercules slung a spear far off into the distance...

But I will emphasize that in this poetic context at least, the grammar is flexible and not necessarily wrong; I prefer this last sentence to the original one, but, the original one has a different emphasis, it's "quicker" and less expected; the event occurs in the sentence almost before you've read the words that made it happen. Perhaps it emphasizes Hercules' strength; I don't know.

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