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Can I use: 'Thirty minutes away by foot'? Or how should I write this sentence properly? I want to say that: 'I will be living less than thirty minutes away, by bicycle or by (foot/walking), from the college'?

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My place is just a 30-minute walk from the college. –  Callithumpian Jan 18 '12 at 2:31

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I think that “30 minutes away on foot” is more colloquially standard in American English. Otherwise, what you're saying sounds fine.

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This may be regional; I find by acceptable. It mixes well with "by plane" or "by boat". –  MrHen Jan 18 '12 at 2:58
Except for ?"colloquially standard in American English", it seems OK the way it is to me. –  Kris Jan 18 '12 at 7:37

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