Funny semi-false friend
Why not 'I live near to a river'
I had the same issue.
My guess would be thats not correct English. The "to" sounds odd here. You could either say "I live close to a river" or "I live near a river."
Near to is perfectly correct English and has exactly the same meaning as using near on its own.
I would guess that it started out as near to, like next to, but the to became optional over time.
Eftersom London drunknar och jag bor vid floden!
Vad är skillnaden mellan en bäck, en älv och en flod?
I read in a book that flod is used for rivers outside Scandinavia, while älv is used for rivers in Scandinavia. Is this correct?
I live near to a river is what I'd put and I'm English first language!!
What is the difference between en å och en flod?
Why not vid
why nara instead of nar?
Nära = close to / near
När = when
Why flod and not å?
Why not "next to a river"?
"I live next to a river" not accepted. Why not?
Next to = bredvid
Near to / close to = nära