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    sanalkuzu is offline Newbie
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    Is there any difference of meaning of next to and by ?

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    Default Re: next to-by

    It depends on the context.

    Please give us at least a full sentence.

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    the book is next to the tv
    the book is by the tv

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    Default Re: next to-by

    Quote Originally Posted by sanalkuzu View Post
    the book is next to the tv
    the book is by the tv
    In these two examples, there is no significant difference in meaning. I think that next to may be closer than by, but this could just be a personal feeling.

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