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    Far... and its comparatives...

    FAR and its comparatives. 

    1. FAR is mainly used in the interrogative and negative 

    - Is the hospital far? No, it isn't far from here, just a five minutes' drive.  

    2.  A) In the 
    affirmative form, it's better to use a long way (away from).

    -" It's a long way to Tipperary, it's a long way to go..." (one of the songs of the British troops during World War One.)
    - The petrol station is a long way away from here and I have to walk there because my car has broken down. 

          B) Yet, FAR may be used in the affirmative 
    form after TOO, SO, and AS.

    -You've gone too far, you must turn around.

    BEWARE!   So far = until now

    3. FAR. May become a comparative emphasizing an adjective:  far older = much older
    - by far + superlative  =  She's by far the best player in the team. 





    4. The comparatives and superlatives of FAR. 
    When speaking about a literal, 
    concrete distance, the comparative is FARTHER...THAN...  and the superlative is THE FARTHEST. 

    On the contrary, to express a figurative or an abstract distance, the comparative and superlative forms are FURTHER... THAN... and THE FURTHEST...

    - Mary's home is farther away than Claire's (home) from school.
    - You have to think further and try to understand this reasoning...

    There you are!  In the following exercise, you'll simply have to choose the right form!   Go for it! 

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    1. You still have go if you want to be the champion! You'll have to train and train again!
    2. It's your grandma's! You can't go alone...
    3. Oh no, Mom, I can't walk that ... I'll take my scooter, it'll be less tiring.
    4. At the crossroads, you'll see their house. Their office is a little away on the right.
    5. If I explained this text , I'm sure you wouldn't be interested.
    6. Is the post office here? No, it isn't. But if you prefer, you have a letter box round this corner.
    7. Oh dear! We've walked to find this medieval castle...
    8. Everything's fine ! The two parties have made concessions... There'll be an agreement.
    9. The station isn't my house, but I can drive you there if you prefer.
    10. He's than you are. Therefore, he has more experience.
    11. 'Do you live here?' 'No, really...' 'You can walk to my home.'


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