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Which of the following word orders is grammatical?

  1. Games based on real life are sometimes not far enough removed.
  2. Games based on real life are sometimes not far removed enough.
  3. Games based on real life are sometimes not removed far enough.
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  • All 3 are just fine grammatically.
    – Jim
    Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 7:01
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    ...but not idiomatically.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 7:02

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Since "enough" qualifies "far", you should put it next to "far". So number 2 is not so good, because it suggests that "enough" qualifies "removed", not "far". But numbers 1 and 3 are both perfectly fine.

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"Games based on real life are sometimes not far removed enough."

To convey the correct sense.
Other constructions do not seem to express the correct meaning.

far removed to be very different from something

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  • Will the great scholar please stand up?
    – Kris
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 6:07
  • I don't really understand what your above comment means. Would you care to explain? Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 7:09
  • @Abluescarab I was addressing the learned down voter, expecting them to offer a comment. My comment meant: "I don't really understand your down vote. Would you care to explain?"
    – Kris
    Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 7:18

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