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nearby vs near #1 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 am   nearby vs near
 

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already", question 4

We live ......... the city centre.

(a) near
(b) next
(c) by
(d) nearby

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already", answer 4

We live near the city centre.

Correct answer: (a) near

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We live near the city centre.

Correct answer: (a) near

Your answer was: incorrect
your sentence:
We live nearby the city centre.

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My question is :
would the sentence be correct if we used nearby
and why wouldn't be ????
and what the difference between both expressions

P.s : correct my sentences please :D
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nearby vs near #2 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 7:27 am   nearby vs near
 

Hi Delta,

My word, you're busy today! 'Nearby' is an adverb and adjective and 'near' can be both preposition or adverb. We can say:

We live near (preposition) the mountains
The mountains are very near (adverb)
The mountains are nearby (adverb)
We live in the nearby (adjective) mountains

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nearby vs near #3 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 9:15 am   nearby vs near
 

yea am kind of busy studying those days

thanks for answering
but i just wanna know
is it correct to use nearby in that sentence???
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nearby vs near #4 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 9:26 am   nearby vs near
 

No, in a word. You would say: We live near the city centre.

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nearby vs near #5 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 9:30 am   nearby vs near
 

thanks alot for your help
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nearby vs near #6 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 9:36 am   nearby vs near
 

Hi Delta,

You probably know at that the phrase "a lot" consists of two words -- "a" and "lot".

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nearby vs near #7 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 19:45 pm   nearby vs near
 

yes
you're right
A lot
thanks again for your correction
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