beside/at/by/near

englishhobby

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Are the following prepositions interchangeable in the following sentence?
My house is beside/at/by/near/at a small lake.
 

emsr2d2

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You've given us "at" as an option twice! I find it the least likely of the four though still possible. The others are all perfectly fine.
 

Rover_KE

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I see a difference with 'near'. This to me means your house could be a short distance from the lake - maybe not even in sight of it.

Note that I have decapitalised your thread title: I didn't want it shouting at me every time I opened the page.
 

emsr2d2

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Rover is right, of course. I overlooked the fact that you were asking if they were interchangeable and commented on whether they were grammatically correct.
 
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