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shorty1

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Korean
Dear all,


California bus crash(NBC news)
The tour bus was one of three headed to Humboldt State University for a weekend college tour.
But 200 miles short of campus in the small city of Orland, today, parents streamed into hospitals and shelters desperate to find their children.

What does the bolded "200 miles short of campus" mean? :confused:


Thank you for your help.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    The bus was headed toward the Humboldt State University campus ... 200 miles away from the campus – but on the way to the campus – the tour bus crashed.

    It may be easier to understand with a different destination: 200 miles short of Chicago.
     
    It means, on the road to the campus, but 200 miles before you reach it, is the location of the hospitals.

    crossposted with Copy


    Note: The campus is in Arcata, California [on the coast, just south of Eureka]. The accident scene and hospitals are at Orland, a town 200 miles away [inland and southeast of Arcata].
     
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    shorty1

    Senior Member
    Korean
    The bus was headed toward the Humboldt State University campus ... 200 miles away from the campus – but on the way to the campus – the tour bus crashed.

    It may be easier to understand with a different destination: 200 miles short of Chicago.

    Thank you so much.

    Copyright, XXX miles away from a place = XXX miles short of a place

    They have the same?
     

    shorty1

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you so much, Copyright, bennymix and se16teddy.

    I think I've understood it thanks to you, folks.

    Maybe the bus was crashed with 200 miles left to the destination.
     

    shorty1

    Senior Member
    Korean
    That goes the same way as this:
    "He got a buzzer beater goal with 2 seconds left in the game."

    Thanks, Copyright. :)
     
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