It is common for English learners to use the preposition ‘to’ after ‘near.’
- I live near to Baltimore.
- My school is near to the fire station.
- Can you drop me off near to the train station?
The examples above are incorrect.
- I live near
- My school is near
tothe fire station.
- Can you drop me off near
tothe train station?
Or, substitute ‘close to’ for ‘near to’ to fix the sentences.
- I live close to Baltimore.
- My school is close to the fire station.
- Can you drop me off close to the train station?
It is also grammatically incorrect to use the preposition ‘of’ after both ‘near’ and ‘close.’
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