I wrote this exactly. This is the second one in this particular exercise. Are you introducing the use of commas?
In english you would normally say:
A house close to the sea is never said.
That's not true. Close to the sea is just fine. I, for example, live close to the sea, not by the sea or beside it. Close is a ways from the sea, not right on it.
Exactly. However it’s still grammatically correct.
How about near for close to synonyms in English
Yes, they are synonyms in American English at least. Not sure if Brit. Eng. uses them as such.