"far to"...specific spot?
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Dec 31 18:48:07 UTC 2002
On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, sagehen wrote:
#While the expression "far to the north (south, east, west)" is normal
#and familiar, "far to (specific spot)", which I ran across in a New
#England writer today, looks very odd to me. Is this a regionalism or
I can only get it meaning "the distance from here (or other location) to
[specified spot] is far", and at that it seems to be almost negative
polarity: e.g. (made-up) "I asked if it was very far to Shrewsbury, and
they couldn't tell me."
I can't figure more about the construction you're asking about without
-- Mark A. Mandel
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