The moon is 240,000 miles far away from the earth.

Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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  • Your "far away" is a dictionary replacement for "distant", as in the Berkeley doctrine referred to by Warnock, mentioned by Woodger in an article called "Proper Objects" and published in Mind, Vol. 65, No. 260 (Oct., 1956), pp. 510-515. I have no idea how you came across that bit of esoterica, or if you did, but unless you understand the terms used, substituting a term from a dictionary definition for another term is not likely to work to your advantage. – JEL Sep 19 '15 at 5:25

This sounds like a question that might be better answered on ELL.

But it's a fair question: It is not incorrect, but the words "far away" are not needed. "The moon is 240,000 miles from the earth." would be the expected phrasing in native English.


That should be:

The Moon is 240,000 miles away from the Earth.


I would eliminate the word far. Away is optional; from is essential.


Both answers so far are correct, but one could also say, "The moon is far away: 240,000 miles from earth."

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