Grammar question: They live far away.?
Can you say, "They live far" or "They live away"? Just using one of them?
- megalomaniacLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
"Far away" is a collocation. That means that they are two words that are customarily used together to form a certain well known meaning. It's not technically wrong to separate them but it would confuse most people. Language has both literal and figurative meaning. If you break up figurative language it loses its meaning because the words aren't used in a precise way.
- LônLv 71 month ago
No, it doesn't convey the same meaning.
- reme_1Lv 71 month ago
They live far away is perfect.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
they live far away sounds better
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- yet-knish!Lv 71 month ago
I don't think so.
You can say "It is far". And, "They are away".
- 1 month ago
No you need both words