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    There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

    Which one is correct? I don't know why sometimes we put "nearby" after nouns, and sometimes before "nouns".

    There were a lot of shopping places nearby.
    There were a lot of nearby restaurants .
    There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

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    Re: There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Which one is correct? I don't know why sometimes we put "nearby" after nouns, and sometimes before "nouns".
    Both positions are correct. Although in my opinion it's more natural, and probably more commonly used after.
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    Re: There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Both positions are correct. Although in my opinion it's more natural, and probably more commonly used after.
    Thanks, bhaisahab.
    In all three examples, Is "nearby" an adjective?

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    Re: There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

    In #1 and #3, it's an adverb. In #2, it's an adjective.

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    Re: There were a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I don't know why sometimes we put "nearby" after nouns, and sometimes before "nouns".
    The quotation marks around nouns change the meaning of the sentence. As written, it asks why the word nearby sometimes goes after words which are nouns, and sometimes before the specific word nouns.

    Write I don't know why sometimes we put "nearby" after nouns, and sometimes before them/nouns.
    I am not a teacher.

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