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    #1

    Near and Nearby

    Can anyone help me with this? I got negative score for using "near you" for the below sentence:
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    Visit the link to locate a Walmart near you.
    Here is the use of "near you" inappropriate or wrong?
    If yes then why?
    If the sentence is grammatically correct, then please explain.
    As per my evaluator, the correct sentence should have been
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    Visit the link to locate a Walmart nearby you.
    Please note, I have nothing to do with Walmart. Just using it as an example.

    Thanks in advance
    ~muttalebm
    Last edited by muttalebm; 20-Oct-2012 at 20:50.

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    #2

    Re: Near and Nearby

    [Near (preposition)is correct. Nearby (adverb) is not

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    #3

    Re: Near and Nearby

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    [Near (preposition)is correct. Nearby (adverb) is not
    So, the one I used is correct?
    There is nothing wrong with
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    Visit the following link to locate a Walmart near you.

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    #4

    Re: Near and Nearby

    The one you used is correct and natural.

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    #5

    Re: Near and Nearby

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The one you used is correct and natural.
    Not only that, but "nearby you" is completely incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Near and Nearby

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not only that, but "nearby you" is completely incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Near and Nearby

    ... to find a Walmart near you.
    ... to find a Walmart nearby.

    Those are correct. I hope that you will show this thread to your teacher as proof that you were right and he/she was wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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