nearby vs near

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-1 “Speaking already”, question 4

We live the city centre.

(a) near
(b) next
© by
(d) nearby

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-1 “Speaking already”, answer 4

We live near the city centre.

Correct answer: (a) near

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We live near the city centre.

Correct answer: (a) near

Your answer was: incorrect
your sentence:
We live nearby the city centre.


My question is :
would the sentence be correct if we used nearby
and why wouldn’t be ???
and what the difference between both expressions

P.s : correct my sentences please :smiley:

Hi Delta,

My word, you’re busy today! ‘Nearby’ is an adverb and adjective and ‘near’ can be both preposition or adverb. We can say:

We live near (preposition) the mountains
The mountains are very near (adverb)
The mountains are nearby (adverb)
We live in the nearby (adjective) mountains

Alan

yea am kind of busy studying those days

thanks for answering
but i just wanna know
is it correct to use nearby in that sentence???

No, in a word. You would say: We live near the city centre.

Alan

thanks alot for your help

Hi Delta,

You probably know at that the phrase “a lot” consists of two words – “a” and “lot”.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEFL listening lectures: What aspect of Ben Franklin’s life does the speaker mainly discuss?[YSaerTTEW443543]

yes
you’re right
A lot
thanks again for your correction