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.

Instructions: How can we fill the gaps in the following sentences? Choose from only ‘near’, only ‘close’ or both ‘near’ and ‘close’.


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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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