I was watching a TV drama along with my friend recently when this scene came up. Scene goes something like this : Two guys were having a conversation when a third person overhears their conversation from a far distance .

I wanted to ask my friend "is it possible to overhear the conversation to such a long distance". But I felt that something was off with the sentence . Is it right to say to such a long distance. If not what alternatives would you suggest

  • Could you edit your post to explain why you are concerned? Is there something specific you think is wrong? Otherwise, you might receive close votes as "proofreading".
    – Em.
    Aug 30, 2020 at 0:18
  • "To a distance" is not really used in this sense anymore. You should say "from a distance". Aug 30, 2020 at 0:39
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    In that sentence, I would use "at". Aug 30, 2020 at 1:02
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    “at” or “from” both work, but “to” does not.
    – StephenS
    Aug 30, 2020 at 1:19

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My suggestion is:

Is it possible to overhear the conversation from such a distance?

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