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Beside me
Near me
Next to me

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    Beside me and next to me the same thing. Near me could mean close by, but not exactly next to or beside. Sorry if that's confusing. :)

    Hi,

    I would say that "beside me? and "next to me" are the same, but "near me" is less specific. That is, you can be near me but not be next to me. However, if you are next to me you are definitely near me. Both "next to me" and "beside me" imply that the thing is in a certain location. For example, if I were walking down the street with my girlfriend I would say that she is walking next to (beside) me.

    Maybe somebody can explain this more precisely, but I hope this helps.

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