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    tufguy is offline VIP Member
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    You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

    1) You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

    2) You are in proximity "to" or "of" that girl (relationship).

    3) He is in proximity "to" or "of" teachers (relation).

    4) I like that place because it is in proximity "to" or "of" my place.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

    #2 doesn't make sense.

    Why don't you use 'near' instead of 'in proximity to' (not 'of')?

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    Re: You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

    For 2 and 3 on relationships, you are bettter off using "close to".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

    I am not sure what I would use for sentence 3. however, I would not say "close to" with respect to teachers meaning a relationship unless you are looking for a criminal prosecution eventually .

    Sentence one would use "of".
    Sentence two would use "close to". I agree with Tedmc there, though it is not a good sentence.
    Sentence three is weird to me if you want it to be a relationship.
    Sentence four would use "to".
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