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    sondra is offline Member
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    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please? How does an American English speaker usually say this?

    I live a long way from the factory.
    Mary lives near to a large park. She often takes her son out for a walk in the park. On Saturdays her sister Ann usually comes to stay with (at) Mary(') on/at/for/over the weekend(s).
    This is a letter from my sister. I am going to answer(to) it now.(I think I should remove 'to')
    She is coming to Paris.

    What are you going to do at/on/ for /over the weekend(s)? We are going to paris on/at/for/over the weekend(s).

    Are you going to stay here for/at /on/over the weekend(s)?

    My text-book says that either near to or near is correct.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: American English

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please? How does an American English speaker usually say this?

    I live a long way from the factory. OK
    Mary lives near to a large park. She often takes her son out for a walk in the park. On Saturdays her sister Ann usually comes to stay with (at) Mary(') on/at/for/over (any of these but not "at") the weekend(s).
    This is a letter from my sister. I am going to answer(to) it now.(I think I should remove 'to') Yes.
    She is coming to Paris. OK

    What are you going to do at/on/ for /over the weekend(s)? We are going to Paris on/at/for/over the weekend(s).
    .Are you going to stay here for/at /on/over the weekend(s)?

    My text-book says that either near to or near is correct. Not always. Depends on context. Thanks
    b.

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