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    next-door neighbor

    I would like to know if the expression 'next-door neighbor' is used for both apartments and houses or only apartments.

    By 'next-door neighbor' one means only that neighbor from the side apartment and/or house or for example a neighbor who lives in front of him?

    If a person leaves two (or more) houses far from you, can he/she also be considered a 'next-door neighbor'? I don't think so.

    What about if the next house is far, like for example in the country - is the expression 'next-door neighbor' still used?

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    I would like to know if the expression 'next-door neighbor' is used for both apartments and houses or only apartments.
    both

    By 'next-door neighbor' one means only that neighbor from the side apartment and/or house or for example a neighbor who lives in front of him?
    Yes, and

    I would replace 'in front of' with 'opposite':

    There's a huge bin in front of the house.
    (the bin is on the same side of the road as the bank)
    There's a bus stop opposite the school.
    (the bus stop is on the other side of the road from the school).

    If a person leaves two (or more) houses far from you, can he/she also be considered a 'next-door neighbor'? I don't think so.
    Nope

    What about if the next house is far, like for example in the country - is the expression 'next-door neighbor' still used?
    I don't think so.
    If I am not mistaken.

    Last edited by Offroad; 26-Aug-2009 at 20:13. Reason: bad spelling

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    From the Thesaurus:

    Next door
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    To or in the adjacent house, building, apartment, or room

    Ymniski, have you seen "The girl next door" (2004)?
    The Girl Next Door (2004)


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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Hmm, ok. So even adjacent room could be considered next-door.

    But adjacent building ? Isn't that too far? I guess this should be used only for small buildings, no?

    I haven't seen that movie. Sounds interesting. Have you watched it?
    I will look for it. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Hmm, ok. So even adjacent room could be considered next-door.
    Precisely

    But adjacent building ? Isn't that too far? I guess this should be used only for small buildings, no?
    yes, adjacent building, by building, I guess, it means a house, any structure for human habitation. But, in this particular case, the neighbours would be right ... next-door.

    I haven't seen that movie. Sounds interesting. Have you watched it?
    I will look for it. Thanks for the tip.
    Yes, it's fun and funny.

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    I would like to know if the expression 'next-door neighbor' is used for both apartments and houses or only apartments.

    By 'next-door neighbor' one means only that neighbor from the side apartment and/or house or for example a neighbor who lives in front of him?

    If a person leaves two (or more) houses far from you, can he/she also be considered a 'next-door neighbor'? I don't think so.

    What about if the next house is far, like for example in the country - is the expression 'next-door neighbor' still used?
    If you say "next-door neighbor", you mean someone who lives next to you. This can apply to a street or inside an apartment building or condomiums. You can say "neighbor" for someone who lives close by in the same neighborhood.
    Last edited by PROESL; 27-Aug-2009 at 02:30.

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    If you say "next-door neighbor", you mean someone who lives next to you. This can apply to a street or inside an apartment building or condomiums. You can "neighbor" for someone who lives close by in the same neighborhood.
    Ok, but when you say "next to" you mean at the same side of the street?
    My neighbor who lives in front of me is my next-door neighbor ?

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Ok, but when you say "next to" you mean at the same side of the street?
    My neighbor who lives in front of me is my next-door neighbor ?
    Your neighbor who lives in front of you is your neighbor, but not your next-door niegbor. The phrase "next-door neighbor" literally means "the next door".

    A neighbor who lives in front of you is a neighbor, but not your next-door neighbor. In fact, you can think of everyone who lives on your street as a neighbor, but you only have two next-door neighbors - the one to your right and the one to your left.

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    Re: next-door neighbor

    By the way, instead of saying "the neighbor who lives in front of me", we say "across the street from".

    I know Joe and his family very well. He's lived across the street from me for ten years now.

    Or you could say, "I've lived across the street from him for ten years".

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