Near to my home - Advanced

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: 
  1. Just next door (to my home)
  2. Just beside
  3. On my street / On the same street as..
  4. Just up / down the road
  5. Not far from (my home)
  6. Right on my doorstep
  7. Just a stone's throw away
  8. Just round the corner
  9. A two-minute walk from..
  10. In your neck of the woods
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrases 1 and 2 say that the place is the next building at the side of your building
  2. Phrases 3 and 4 say that the place is in the same road or street
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Phrase 10 is an idiomatic phrase that means somewhere near another person's house. It is neary always 'YOUR' and not 'MY'.

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