0

I have no idea if grammatically there is any rule which makes a distinction between using "far from" and "a long way" in positive and negative sentences! Please have a look on my examples below and let me know if all the sentences sound correct. If not, then please let me know how should I "far from" and "a long way from" correctly:

  • 1.1- The bus station is far from here.
  • 1.2- The bus station is a long way from here.

  • 2.1- The bus station is "not" far from here.

  • 2.2- The bus station is "not" a long way from here.

To me, they all sound correct.

0

They all seem fine. For 1.1, I might be more likely to say "the bus station is quite far from here" or "pretty far" or "very far". 2.2 seems a little unusual, but correct. I would be more likely to say 2.1 than 2.2. 2.2 you could say if contradicting someone who just said 1.2.

-1

The bus station can be not far from here, just on the other side of the river, but it can be a long way from here, since the closest bridge is 2 kilometers away.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.