A Phrase I Hear Again and Again!

Look at the photo.

If I were to ask you where my glasses are, how would you reply?

Just take a second to form your sentence.

What I often hear is ‘in the near’. So if you wanted to say that my glasses are “in the near’ of the pool, I’d have to tell you that we wouldn’t normally say that in English.

So what is correct?

‘My glasses are near the pool’. Short and sweet!

You want to know where I live? In the near of Near Heinsberg! 😉

I hope that helps!



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