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Parse this?! #176997
05/18/08 03:00 PM
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"... quite a ways..."

Re: Parse this?! [Re: AnnaStrophic] #177000
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quite :- adverb
a :- determiner (or definite article)
ways :- noun (plural in form, but used as a singular)
(MWDEU entry on way, link)


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: Parse this?! [Re: zmjezhd] #177002
05/18/08 03:24 PM
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An appreciable distance

I am quite a ways from understanding my PC
Belgium is quite a ways from Florida

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Re: Parse this?! [Re: dalehileman] #177005
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a fur piece.


formerly known as etaoin...
Re: Parse this?! [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #177024
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I've long used it without giving furlongs a thought.

Re: Parse this?! [Re: zmjezhd] #177033
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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
quite :- adverb
a :- determiner (or definite article)
ways :- noun (plural in form, but used as a singular)
(MWDEU entry on way, link)


Thanks, Nuncle. I just couldn't work it out.

Re: Parse this?! [Re: morphememedley] #177036
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Furlong is from Old English furhlang < furh 'furrow, trench' + lang 'long'.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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