near vs nearly : Common Errors in English

About near vs nearly

Some dialects substitute “near” for standard “nearly” in statements like “There weren’t nearly enough screws in the kit to finish assembling the cabinet.”

near Meaning(s)

  • (v) move towards
  • (a) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
  • (s) being on the left side
  • (s) closely resembling the genuine article
  • (s) giving or spending with reluctance
  • (s) with or in a close or intimate relationship
  • (s) very close in resemblance
  • (r) near in time or place or relationship
  • (r) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

nearly Meaning(s)

  • (r) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
  • (r) in a close manner

near in News

  1. Rebar Trades Near 9-Month Low on Signs of Slowing Chinese Growth

    Steel reinforcement-bar futures in Shanghai traded near the lowest level in nine months as investors returning from a three-day holiday remained concerned that economic growth shows signs of slowing in the world’s biggest steel consumer.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  2. Fire near La Veta 75% contained

    A wildfire near La Veta in Huerfano County is now 75 percent contained. The Klikus fire is burning near the Middle Creek area off Huerfano County Road 440 near Mt. Mestas. The fire has burned about 60 acres west of La Veta and south of Highway 160. Fire crews from Western Colorado are on their way to help on the fire. Around 30 firefighters are expected to double the number of firefighters on ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KRDO Colorado Springs

  3. Near Sacramento - Full Time Salary Opportunities

    Near Sacramento! Asana Integrated Medical Group has exciting full time opportunities for Adult/Geriatric Psychiatrists in Woodland, CA (Near Sacramento). Responsibilities will be working on the expanding adult psychiatric program plus telemedicine opportunities are available.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Psychiatric Times

nearly in News

  1. New study: Nearly 50 percent of seniors live on the cusp of poverty

    Nearly 50 percent of American seniors are in financially unstable situations, according to a new study.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Deseret News

  2. Nearly Dying (Twice) And Getting Fired Turned This Entrepreneur Into A YouTube Star

    Mike Falzone nearly died twice in a two-week period, during which he was also fired from his job. On the way home from the hospital, he vowed that he would never work for anyone again.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. Nearly 300 Cambodian garment makers fired over strikes

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Nearly 300 Cambodian garment workers who produce clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nike have been dismissed for taking part in strikes seeking higher pay that turned violent, according to their union and dismissal notices. Low-cost labor has attracted Western brands to the Southeast Asian country and garments now account for around 75 percent of its exports, but strikes ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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