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I want to say below sentence with using far removed phrase.

I was soccer player when I was in collage but now I m basketball player. So I m not that soccer player guy anymore.

can I say like:

I m basketball player, I m much farther removed from soccer player than i was in collage.

Is that correct?

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If you correct the grammar and spelling to

I'm a basketball player: I'm much farther removed from a soccer player than I was in college.

you get something that is grammatical, and comprehensible, but unlikely that anybody would say it. It means something like:

I'm a basketball player: I'm even less a soccer player than I was in college.

It implies that in college you were already not a soccer player, but now you are even further from being a soccer player. If that is what you intended, fine.

But I'm guessing that you actually meant to imply that at college you were a soccer player: if that is indeed your meaning, the sentence doesn't say it.

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  • hmm yes, I meant to imply that at college i was a soccer player but I change and I m a basketball player now. – Mustafa Ekici Sep 13 '15 at 13:51
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It would sound more idiomatic this way: "I'm a basketball player now--a far cry from the soccer player I was in college."

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+far+cry+from a far cry from something very different from something. Playing in a comedy is a far cry from playing a criminal in a mystery.

Hope this helps, Mekici!

Giny

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