Can one say plus proche de quelqu'un as well as plus près?

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Ann

Kwiziq community member

7 July 2018

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Can one say plus proche de quelqu'un as well as plus près?

This relates to:
Making comparisons with adverbs: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 July 2018

8/07/18

Hi Ann,

It depends what you mean - 

Normally 'près' expresses a physical proximity (in space) whereas 'proche' is used more to express  an emotional, mental closeness.

"On peut être près de quelqu'un sans en être proche!" (You can be near to someone without being close!)

You can say 'plus près de'  if you are comparing two things and it will be followed by 'que'. e.g.

Versailles est plus près de Paris que de Nantes.

or using  'plus proche de':

"Je suis plus proche de son frère que de lui" = "I am closer to his brother than to him."

Hope this helps!

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