Please imagine my friend and I are at the same place and are talking about another place which is located half a mile farther from where we are at.
In this regard, please let me know how these two sentences semantically differ and which one is (in)correct and why:
- 1- I live half a mile from here.
- 2- I live half a mile away from here.
I think using "away" is obligatory, but I saw the first version in a grammar book.