The railway station is far away.

Where is the adverb here, and what does it modify? My answer was "away", but I am not quite sure if it's correct.

I am also confused by

I would rather wait

as i don't know what "rather" modifies.


1 Answer 1


In the sentence:

The railway station is far away.

"far" is an adverb, and so is "away".

We can consider that "far away" is an adverbial where "far" quantifies "away" (compare with "X kilometers/miles away").

"far" is an adjective when it precedes a noun, as in "Far East".

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