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Using preposition: away from #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:08 am   Using preposition: away from
 

Common Errors in English, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #17 "My Thoughts", question 3

You probably have never heard of my country or the town where I live because they are very far of your home.

(a) probably
(b) heard
(c) of

Common Errors in English, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #17 "My Thoughts", answer 3

You probably have never heard of my country or the town where I live because they are very far from your home.

Correct entry: from
The error was: (c) of
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Using preposition: away from #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:42 am   Using preposition: away from
 

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Far from your home, so C is wrong.
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Of/from #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:55 am   Of/from
 

Hi English Learner,

You need the preposition from to suggest away from rather than of often indicating possession.

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