"from" vs. "of"


I believe this sentence should be changed to one of the following:

...located within two hours of Auburn. OR ...located two hours from Auburn.

I'm not sure why I think this. Maybe the sentence is okay as it is?

All input is greatly appreciated.

See example:

Both larger airports are located within two hours from Auburn.
asked Jan 14 '13 at 15:27 Cheri Friend Arnold New member

3 answers


I completely agree, Cherie.  Within includes all points between here & there - it could be less than two hours.  From means that it is two hours.  Both airports would have to be two hours away from Auburn.

link comment answered Jan 14 '13 at 15:45 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Both "located within two hour of Auburn" and "located two hours from Auburn" are correct.  The original sentence is incorrect.

link comment answered Jan 14 '13 at 15:33 lreiman New member

I agree too but simply wanted to correct a typo in lreiman's answer: it should be located within two hours of Auburn. Also to suggest that, unless both airports are the exact same distance, two hours, from Auburn, the 'within two hours of Auburn' phrase makes the most sense in this context.

link comment answered Jan 14 '13 at 16:56 Shawn Mooney Expert

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