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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107211: Far, Far from and others
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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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    1) Sydney is away from home, but going there is my dream. I'll go there one day... and I'll send you a post card!
    2) Go and take the train, the station my house. It will be pleasant to walk there...
    3) Susan is the best player in our team. If she doesn't play today, we're sure to lose...
    4) 'How is everything going?' 'Alright , but I'm sure things are going to change when we start with Maths.'
    5) do you live from here? I've taken the bus for three stations and I've still had to walk for at least 20 minutes. ' Well, don't worry ! As it's this place, I'll drive you back home.
    6) Walking up the hill is difficult than I expected... Can you help me ?
    7) you're concerned, you'll be grounded for a whole month...
    8) You're really the truth that in fact, you couldn't be any from it!

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