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Far, Far from and others
1) FAR isn't often used in the affirmative form : rather use 'a long way'.
ex : 'It' s a long way to Tipperary ....'
* In the affirmative form, it must be used in front of 'too', 'so', et 'as'.
ex: You've gone too far. You had to turn left at the traffic lights ...
ex : I went as far as I could, but I couldn't find him ...
ex: It's so far that I'll go there by car ...
2) In the interrogative and negative forms FAR is followed by 'from'.
ex : Do you live far from here ?
ex : Don't be frightened, I won't be far from you ...
3) The adjective 'far' has two comparatives and two superlatives :
- Far => farther ... than ... => the farthest
Farther is rather used to express 'concrete' distances.
ex : My home is farther away from work than your home ! You're so lucky ...
- Far => further ... than ... => the furthest
Further is rather used to express abstract 'distances'.
ex : Let's go further in this reasoning ...
4) In front of a comparative, FAR = much;
ex: Chinese is far more difficult to learn than English.
5) Far may express an idea of time : as far back as ...
ex : As far back as I remember, I've always known her ...
6) Expressions to remember :
- So far = up to now ; ex : So far, I haven't met him ... I hope to do so quickly ..
- As far as I know = to my knowledge... ; ex : As far as I know, she's an only child ...
- By far = considerably, to a great degree ; ex : She is by far, the best player in our team.
- As far as I'm concerned ... = As for me, ... = ex : As far as I'm concerned, I don't like him ...
- So far, so good = Up to now, everything 's OK. = ex : So far, so good, you should go on ...
- Few and far between = Few, rare ... ex : Such clever boys are few and far between ...
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