August 24, 2013 - Word of the Day
The word "near" is very similar to "close" or "close to." This is a good preposition to understand:
- Jorge lives near the place where he works.
- He lives close to the place where he works.
- There's a police station near the school.
- Is there a hospital near here?
- Don't let the kids play near the stove.
- Amina and Ali live near the ocean.
- The ball is very near the hole.
It's near the cup.
The word "nearly" is an adverb:
- The ball nearly made it into the cup.
- The construction project is nearly finished.
- They nearly escaped injury.
- We're nearly done.
- It's nearly ten o'clock. (It's almost 10:00.)
- I nearly missed your call. (This means I picked up the phone just in time.)
- She nearly made it on time. (This means she didn't get there on time.)
A word similar to "near" is "nearby." It often appears at the end of a sentence or question.
nearby = near here
- Is there a drugstore nearby? (Is there a drugstore near here?)
- My friends live nearby.
- That movie we want to see is showing at a theater nearby. Let's go there.
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