22/8/19 NEAR OR NEAR TO?
The adjective near can be used as a preposition, with or without toTo 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.
Nearer and nearest 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?