nearby/over/off there

Aelli

Senior Member
Russian
Greetings, wordreferencers. I have this sentence in my textbook:

"The travel office is ___, at the end of the street."

beside here
nearby there
over there
off there

I think that "over there" would fit here, but I'm not sure. Besides, I would like to know in what cases the other three expressions could be used.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Agreed. But if it’s at the end of the street, up or down or along there would be more likely. Over there implies across the road from here.
     

    Aelli

    Senior Member
    Russian
    But could "beside there", "nearby there", and "off there" be used in some other context? Or they couldn't be used in any context?
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    But could "beside here", "nearby there", and "off there" be used in some other context? Or they couldn't be used in any context?
    You might be able to use "off there" if you were pointing to a street and indicating that the travel office was down a turning or a side street.

    But I can't readily think of a context in which either of the other two would work. :(
     
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