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a. It was a few yards too many away.
b. It was a few too many yards away.
Are both sentences grammatically correct?
Are they both natural?
Yes and yes, as far as I'm concerned.
I like "b." If I was using t "a", I'd probably say "a few yards too far away" rather than "a few yards too many away". Not sure if that's correct, but it's just how it works...in my head.