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Offline Takashi

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"far from something" and "anything but something"
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:03:50 pm »
Could you tell me if D is also correct?

A. Her lecture was far from a success.

B. Her lecture was far from being a success.

C. Her lecture was anything but a success.

D. Her lecture was anything but being a success.

 Both A and B seem to be correct. Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between A and B?

 I have never come across D. I'd like to know if  the pattern "anything but being something" is also correct.

Thank you very much.

Takashi

Offline Darryl

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Re: "far from something" and "anything but something"
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 09:29:23 pm »
Yes, A and B are correct. I can't see any difference in meaning.
D is a bit convoluted and not natural.

Offline Takashi

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Re: "far from something" and "anything but something"
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 12:53:37 am »
Thank you very much, Darryl!
Everything is clear now.
I really appreciate it.

Takashi