(of space) by a great distance
(of time) a long way
to a great extent; considerably; very much
not near; being a long way away
"in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"
"we come from a far country"
"far corners of the earth"
"the far future"
"a far journey"
"the far side of the road"
"far from the truth"
"far in the future"
"a far trek"
"the horse on the right is the far horse"
"the right side is the far side of the horse"
"the far right"
"a far far better thing that I do"
"felt far worse than yesterday"
"eyes far too close together"
"he traveled far"
"strayed far from home"
"sat far away from each other"
"I can only go so far before I have to give up"
"how far can we get with this kind of argument?"
"if we could see far into the future"
"all that happened far in the past"
"a young man who will go very far"
That's another of the things I love, living in far countries.
出自： H. James
I wish the man were farred who plagues his brains wi' striking out new words.
出自： E. Gaskell
A remote common far from habitation.
出自： K. Grahame
误 We walked far.
正 We walked a long way.
析 在肯定句中一般不宜单独用far作状语,而多用a long way来代替。
误 The last novel of his is far the best he has written.
正 The last novel of his is by far the best he has written.
析 far单独作程度状语一般用来修饰形容词或副词的比较级; 形容词或副词的最高级通常用by far来修饰。
误 He is very more tolerant that I.
正 He is far more tolerant that I.
误 As far as he concerned, things were going well.
正 As far as he was concerned, things were going well.
析 as far as...be concerned为固定结构,表示“就…而论(来说)”“至于…”, be不能省略。
误 How long is it from the cinema to the railway station?
正 How far is it from the cinema to the railway station?
误 They walked as long as the church.
正 They walked as far as the church.
析 far一般表距离远近; long一般指时间长短。
误 She has only one younger sister so long as I know.
正 She has only one younger sister so far as I know.
析 as〔so〕 far as是一个合成连词,引导状语从句,意为“就…而论”,其中far不可换为long。