Can I tell so?

Hello everybody!!!. Can I say: I was NEAR to read this book .I know that I can say: I was ABOUT to read this book.
Thank you
Pupil :stuck_out_tongue:

Hi Pupil,

As you said, ‘I was about to read this book’ is correct but you cannot replace ‘about’ by another preposition.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Boarding the schoolbus[YSaerTTEW443543]

Hi Torsten, NEAR mustn’t use. Did I understand correctly?

Hi Pupil, You are right, you shouldn’t ‘near in this context’. [YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Kids running barefoot[YSaerTTEW443543]

Many thanks
Pupil :lol: