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Dear Ted:

Does "to draw near(er) to something/someone" exist?

If so, does it have the same meaning as "to draw close(r) to something/someone"?

If not, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:


Does "to draw near(er) to something/someone" exist?

If so, does it have the same meaning as "to draw close(r) to something/someone"?

*** Yes, it exists and it has the same meaning as "to draw close(r)."

EXAMPLES:

Draw near/close to me, and I'll show you the postcards in my collection.

When my puppy feels tired, he draws close/near to me and goes to sleep.

The two words are interchangeable.

Ted

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