"Jak ses dostal tak blízko k jezeru?"

Translation:How did you get so close to the lake?

June 16, 2018

4 Comments


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Why cannot i use "how did you get so near to the lake" ? What is wrong for "near"?

June 16, 2018

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Seems to me that "near" should be acceptable, but I think "close" MAY be used more often in a sentence like this.

June 16, 2018

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We do accept near the lake. Do you think near to the lake is also fine?

June 17, 2018

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I couldn't explain why, but "CLOSE TO the lake" and "NEAR THE lake" sound fine, but "NEAR TO the lake" sounds a little odd... not necessarily wrong, but odd, compared to the other two. It would be interesting to hear what other native English speakers think.

June 18, 2018
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