Upper-intermediate vocabulary exercise: ‘near’, ‘close’ difference / collocations

English vocabulary practice exercise, upper-intermediate.

In this exercise you will practise using ‘near’ and ‘close’ as adjectives.

Although near and close both mean ‘not far’ or ‘a short distance away’, and are mostly interchangeable, there are some cases when only one of these two adjectives may be used.

Exercise instructions

Choose the correct answer to fill the gap in each of the following – either near or close. In some cases both near and close are possible.

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See an explanation and examples with near and close in Stuart’s article: Confusing words: near, close difference.

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