Tham khảo tài liệu 'oxford learner's grammar 8', ngoại ngữ, ngữ pháp tiếng anh phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả | Prepositions E Near close by and next to Near near 10 and close to mean not far from . Motherwell is near Glasgow. There s a taxi rank quite near to the hotel. You shouldn t put a heater close to curtains. Here close is pronounced kloos . Near to and close to have comparative and superlative forms We were gradually getting nearer to our destination. I was sitting closest to the door. Nearby and close by mean not far away . We don t serve dinner but there is an excellent restaurant nearby close by. by means at he side of or ver near He live right by the hospital. Come and sit by me. Next to means directly at the side of . The woman silting next to me was smoking the whole time. There s a newsagent s next to the post office. NOTE Nowhere near means a long way from Birmingham IS nowhere near Glasgow. F In front of before behind after and opposite When we are talking about position we prefer in front of to before. There s a statue in front of the museum. Tina spends hours in front of the mirror. We prefer behind to after. The car behind US ran into the back of US. .m T and Wmeans later in time . But we also use before and after to talk about what order things come in J comes before K. K comes after . from . Compare in front of and opposite. Simon was sitting in front of me in the cinema. Simon was sitting opposite me at lunch. G Between and among We use between withI a small number of things especially with two things. The bungalow is between two houses. There is a house on both sides of the bungalow. The ball went between the player s legs. It s an area of countryside between three quite large towns. For expressions such as a conflict between and a link between 2261 29 212 At on and in expressing time Among suggests a larger number. thought 1 caught sight of someone among the trees. H A round and about Around or round means movement in a circle 209A. We can also use it to mean in different directions or in different places . UY just like driving around

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