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Difference between 'close' and 'near'

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Created Date: Wed 07 Sep 2011

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What is the difference between 'close' and 'near'?

 

Answer:
Close means: very near (close race) or intimate (close friend)
You can't say "near friend"
Near means: closely related (near neighbors) or narrow margin ( a near victory)

It depends on the situation and the habit of people. Different regions can have different ways of using these. Another difference is how you have to phrase them. Let's go through the exams below so you can understand more.
I live near the school.
I live close to the school. ( close + to, not just close the hospital)


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