Here is what we came up with.
- near: /ˈniɚ/ adverb, adjective or adverb that means at a short distance or time away
- close to: /ˈkloʊs/ adverb or adjective that means at a short distance or time away
- closed: /ˈkloʊzd/ it’s an adjective that means not open
- to close :/ˈkloʊz/ it is a verb that means not open
We also gave examples of how near and close to work in sentences. Near is not followed by ‘to’:
- He lives close to me.
- He lives near me.
- The airport is near my house.
- The airport is close to my house.
We created sentences using ‘closed’ and ‘to close’:
- The shop is closed today. It is a national holiday. (adjective)
- He asked me to close the window. (verb)
We compared the use of near and close as adverb & adjective:
- I am nearly finished. (I will finish in a short time)
- He looked at the document closely. (with much needed attention)
- He is a close friend. (a good friend of mine)
- Summer is getting nearer. (we are a short time away )
Read the sentences below. Are they used correctly or incorrectly?
- I am closely finished.
- He looked at the document nearly.