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close vs near #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:43 am   close vs near
 

hello,
Are these words interchangeable, please?
I was at the subway station when someone came to me and asked where a certain station was located.
I wanted to say that the other station was close to the one where we were.
I started my answer with ''the station (that you are looking for) is very close to this one''. Should I have said ''the station is very near to this one"?
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close vs near #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 15, 2009 13:55 pm   close vs near
 

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In your sentences, the words are synonymous, but 'near' does not take 'to' in more careful English: 'the station (that you are looking for) is very close to / near this one'.
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close vs near #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 15, 2009 14:57 pm   close vs near
 

If I used "next", should I have said "...is next to this one"?
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close vs near #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 15, 2009 23:07 pm   close vs near
 

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