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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?
Last edited by Offroad; 26-Aug-2009 at 19:13. Reason: bad spelling
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?
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Last edited by PROESL; 27-Aug-2009 at 01:30.
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.
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".