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    Question englishstar

    can we say he is nearer me?

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    Re: englishstar

    He is near me; he is nearer to me than you.
    As put, your sentence is incomplete.

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    Re: englishstar

    He is nearer TO me, yes.

    You can also say "closer" instead of "nearer" and I probably would.

    I'm not sure if "nearer" is used much today. I'm influenced by the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee."

    Edit: Sorry, I spent so much time reading about the hymn that I forgot to hit post.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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