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  1. B45
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    Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores in t

    Are both useable here:

    Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores in the area.

    and

    I love staying at your place because so many gyms are adjacent from your place.

    My real question is - is adjacent from ever acceptable?

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    You'll have learnt from your dictionary that 'adjacent' means

    lying near, or close;
    touching;
    facing;
    adjoining:

    (Collins)

    Does it seem sensible or logical to you that these words can be followed by 'from'?



  2. B45
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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    Yes!


    Your place is so close from the gym I go to.

    OR

    You place is so close from the basketball courts.

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    Your place is so close from the gym I go to.

    OR

    You place is so close from the basketball courts.

    And

    Your place is adjacent from the gym I go to.

    OR

    You place is adjacent from the basketball courts.

    Are all four okay then. I still don't know.

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    In all cases, change 'from' to 'to'.

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    Think of adjacent as "next."

    next to
    adjacent to

    We never say "next from" to indicate proximity.



    --lotus

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    I'd like to give a few adjacent from examples I've found:

    Title of a British painting. It reads:

    Title:
    An evening view of Field House and places adjacent from a southern emminence, Sowerby, near Halifax, Yorkshire, 1781

    And construction website:

    http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/15688...ts-Medford-OR/

    And trip advisor ad:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationP..._New_York.html

    And Native Australian?

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR..._Province.html

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    As the title of a painting, certain words are left out — as in news headlines.

    The full sentence would be

    'This is an evening view of Field House and places adjacent to it, viewed from a southern eminence (modern spelling) at Sowerby....'

    The others should all be 'adjacent to'.

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    Dear Rover_KE,

    How can you be so sure that words were left out of the title of the painting? Where did you find that out? Because I've checked various websites and all of them have the same wording.
    Last edited by B45; 23-Apr-2015 at 15:18.

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    Re: Are both useable here: Your place is adjacent from/to so many convenient stores

    The view is from that place. The "adjacent" applies to the field house.

    Simply: do not use "adjacent from" as a phase.
    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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