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    Hugo_Lin is offline Junior Member
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    "Close to crazy"?? Shouldn't it be "close to crazyness"??

    Hi, all:

    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"....

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    Nehushtan is offline Junior Member
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    Re: “Close to crazy”

    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.

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