Near to my home - Intermediate
In English we have a lot of phrases for saying that something is near to a place. The examples below are talking about 'home' but many of the phrases can also refer to other places
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- Just next door (to my home)
- Just beside
- On my street / On the same street as..
- Just up / down the road
- Not far from (my home)
- Right on my doorstep
- Just a stone's throw away
- Just round the corner
- A two-minute walk from..
- In your neck of the woods
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- Phrases 1 and 2 say that the place is the next building at the side of your building
- Phrases 3 and 4 say that the place is in the same road or street
- Phrases 5 and 6 both mean that the place is very near your home. Phrase 6 is not literal and can be some hundreds fo metres away.
- Phrases 7 and 8 are not literal but they both say that the place is very near - in the same section of your town at least.
- Phrase 9 is quite literal and the number of minutes can be any number. People often exaggerate when they use phrases like this - or maybe they walk much faster than you do.
- Phrase 10 is an idiomatic phrase that means somewhere near another person's house. It is neary always 'YOUR' and not 'MY'.