- The next best thing to flying is gliding.
- Her new record doesn't come up to her last one.
- A common wall links the house to its neighbour.
- He crawled on all fours to a nearby village.
- She used to live just around the corner.
- He's moved to Chicago or thereabouts.
- In places his prose approaches to poetry.
- Her description of what happened approximated to the truth.
- She ate next to nothing at dinner.
- She has almost nobody to take up for her.