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near vs. close (to)

Вопросы:

1. В чем смысловая разница между near = рядом/близко и close = рядом/близко?
2. Какая корреляция между near = рядом/близко и nearly = почти; close = закрывать и close = близко?
3. Почему near не требует после себя предлога, а close требует?

Задание:

Объясните смысловую разницу между:

They were sitting close to the fire.
They were sitting near the fire.

The end of the year is drawing close.
The end of the year is drawing near.

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