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Using the word nearby #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:59 am   Using the word nearby
 

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already"

I wronged the no.4 on this test.
I am considering when Should I use the nearby Please let me know the correct use of 'nearby'
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Near vs. nearby? #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:46 am   Near vs. nearby?
 

Dear Sam,

Here is the test question you are referring to:
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

The words «nearby» and «near» are very similar in meaning, however, there are some differences too. The word «near« can be used as an adjective and as a preposition but «nearby» can be used as an adjective but not as a preposition.

Please compare:

The post office is near the bus station. (preposition)
The post office is quite near. (predicative adjective)
We went to the nearby post office. (attributive adjective)

Please, let me know if you want more examples.

Just a hint: When you create a new topic, please use a descriptive headline. Imagine, there are 100 headlines reading «help me!». Instead, you can write «nearby vs. near» — then it will be much easier for the other forum users to select an appropriate question. Thanks.

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Thanks #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2004 16:08 pm   Thanks
 

I can understand correct meaning between near and nearby.
I want to say to you because of your kind account.
thank you very much.
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Using the word nearby #4 (permalink) Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:46 am   Using the word nearby
 



I used to have a lot of problems when using near and nearby..

But now, I can understand de differences better...

THANKYOU VERY MUCH!!!
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Good explanation..Thx! #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:59 am   Good explanation..Thx!
 

Really nice thinking and nice explanation..!

Thx!
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Near vs. by #6 (permalink) Tue Jan 17, 2006 15:47 pm   Near vs. by
 

I still get confused with BY & NEAR
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Near vs. by #7 (permalink) Tue Jan 17, 2006 15:58 pm   Near vs. by
 

Polska wrote:
I still get confused with BY & NEAR

Hi Polska,

There are a lot of expressions using both by and near but let's look at some of their uses when talking of place or location.

You can live near the centre of the town - that means not far from.

I live near London -it's only 20 minutes away by train

I would like to live by the sea - that means at the seaside and has the idea of alongside the sea.

You could live in a village near the sea - that means the sea is not far from your door but if you live by the sea, it means that the sea is visible and the region/the area is within easy reach of the sea.

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Using the word nearby #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 23, 2006 16:45 pm   Using the word nearby
 

Hi Alan,

That's mean that BY is nearer than NEAR, right ?

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Using the word nearby #9 (permalink) Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:07 am   Using the word nearby
 

soliboy wrote:
Hi Alan,

That's mean that BY is nearer than NEAR, right ?

Soli
Hi

My question is the same as Soli

Please answer it
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Using the word nearby #10 (permalink) Mon Feb 11, 2008 19:34 pm   Using the word nearby
 

Yes.

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Using the word nearby #11 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:25 am   Using the word nearby
 

Hi all.
I don't understand what difference is between near and next.
Help me please!
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Using the word nearby #12 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:28 am   Using the word nearby
 

Duset wrote:
Hi all.
I don't understand what difference is between near and next.
Help me please!

Do you mean "near" and "next to"?
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Using the word nearby #13 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:38 am   Using the word nearby
 

I mean...
Why 'We live next the city centre' is incorrect?
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Using the word nearby #14 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:44 am   Using the word nearby
 

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Because the boundary of the city centre is not clear enough to use 'next to'.
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Using the word nearby #15 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:55 am   Using the word nearby
 

I see now.

Thanks.
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