What is The correct preposition for saying that I am very near to someone and can reach him easily and in the same place where he is ? Can I use at " I am at John ". Please note that I do not want to say the I am in his house but just want to say that I am near him and can reach him easily.

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If you want to say that you are at reachable distance to that of John, then you can say: "I am near to John.". "Near to" means 'not far away in distance'.


You're at a place, and John is not a place. If you say I'm at John, people will think you made a mistake and you mean you're at John's.

If you are near to John, you can just say that: I'm near to John. Alternatively, you can change the point of view around if you want to tell someone that John is near you: John is (right) here.

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    You could say "I am at John's" (where the implication is "John's house/office/car/body/etc" as appropriate)
    – user184130
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 9:17

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