2) I knew Mr James lived near me, at 101 West Street, but only now do I realise just how near. I'm happier and more delighted than ever [now that I know that]!
I'm not quite sure how you could have only just realised how close Mr James lived, if you already knew his address. Did you not know your own address?! Or did you literally mean that you hadn't realised quite how close 101 West Street was to your own house?
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