I was listening to a song and the lyrics went:"I'm so close to crazy..."
I feel so curious. Shouldn't it be "I'm so close to craziness"?
I've also heard people say"I'm so close to desperate"....
Close to can mean “almost” in informal speech – so close to crazy/desperate means “almost crazy/desperate”.
By the way, songwriters don’t always use good English when writing song lyrics. Try and learn English from good, reliable sources, not English pop songs.
Last edited by Nehushtan; 30-Mar-2013 at 16:20.
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.