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1. It is 10km away from this island to that island.
2. It is 10km from this island to that island.
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Are both okay? Do we have to use 'away' or not? Is 'It' refers to 'the distance'?


English - Brea today at 3:10am
Second one makes sense, first does not. I think it is better to use "the distance" instead of "it" as "it" is indefinite.



English - Reed today at 3:23am
I disagree with Brea to an extent. "It" does refer to the distance and is perfectly acceptable. She's right that #2 is better than #1. Using "away" is redundant, although not incorrect. It's just an extra word.
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Thank you for your help.

3. This island is 10km away from that island.

4. This island is 10km from that island.
[What about #3 and #4? Which one is right in these sentences?]

  • english -

    I agree with Reed that #2 is much better than #1.

    Both #3 and #4 work fine. I prefer #3, but they mean the same thing.

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