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miles away

This page is about the collocation miles away

collocation pattern: noun + adverb

Meaning

far away, or a long way from a particular place

For example

  • Are you sure you want to walk to the beach? It's miles away.

  • It's not miles away. It's only about two kilometres at the most.

Note:
Similar collocations include "far away" and "long way away"

Quick Quiz

Which could be described as "miles away"? The distance

a. to a race track

b. over a race track

c. around a race track

Contributor: Matt Errey