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    It is nearer to our

    1) It is nearer to our house.
    2) It is close to our house.

    Are both the above sentences ok and do they convey the same meaning?
    Last edited by Anil Giria; 01-Nov-2015 at 18:02.

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    1) It is nearer to our house.
    2) It is close to our house.
    They are both correct, but they don't mean the same.

    'Closer' and nearer' mean the same. They are the comparative forms of 'close' and 'near' respectively.

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    They are both correct, but they don't mean the same.

    'Closer' and nearer' mean the same. They are the comparative forms of 'close' and 'near' respectively.
    What is the difference between both the sentences?

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Do you understand the difference between "close" and "closer"?
    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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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Anil, please ask your unrelated question 3 in a separate thread, with its own specific title.

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Do you understand the difference between "close" and "closer"?
    Yes but I am not very sure. I understand that we use " closer" when we compare it with something and "close " is used to show the location of something.

    For eg: My house is close to your house.

    I could not make sentence with "closer". ( Should I use : make or made here, I guess " made" since could is past tence)

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    My house is 20 metres from the supermarket; your house is 100 metres from the supermarket. My house is closer to the supermarket that yours is.

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    Re: It is nearer to our

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    I could not make a sentence with "closer". (Should I use 'make' or 'made' here.?I guess 'made' since 'could' is past tense)
    We use the bare infinitive (make) after modals such as could.

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