NEAR OR NEAR TO?
22/8/19 NEAR OR NEAR TO?
The adjective near
can be used as a preposition, with or without to
is not normally used when we’re talking about physical closeness.
- We live near the station.
When we’re not talking about physical closeness, near to
is often preferred.
- I came very near to quitting.
are generally used with to
, though to
can be dropped in an informal style.
- Come and sit nearer (to) me.
- Who’s the girl sitting nearest (to) the door?