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when to use word close and near?

my house is close to airport

my house is near to airport

( what is subtle difference between those words)

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    `Close` to the airport, means it is quite close.

    Near to the airport can mean anything - as `near` is relative. Near as compared to what?

    Of course, close can be used in several ways - my cousin is very close to me (this means you and her are particularly close friends!).

    Then, to confuse still further, there is the verb `please close the garden gate`.

    How close would I have to stand, to close the garden gate!?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't really know the difference in the words (besides that they're two different words, but don't they mean the same thing?)

    I would say either:

    My house is close to the airport.


    My house is near the airport.

    (which is not true, by the way. It takes two hours to get to it from my house. Lol.)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Near would be like around that area or neighborhood and close would be like inches or a few feet away.....I hope you understand me.

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