I have a quick question.

Which is correct? Are they both correct?

  1. I am nowhere near ready.
  2. I am nowhere near being ready.

Is "ready" being modified by an adverb in #1?

Please help!



1 Answer 1


You have two questions here.

First: Yes, both sentences are grammatically correct. But to me, the word "being," in the second sentence, sounds redundant. WIthout the "nowhere near" adverbial phrase, you would say "I am ready."

Second: In both sentences, "nowhere near" is an adverbial phrase.

  • Thanks for the reply! Can adverbial phrases be used for both adjectives and nouns (or noun phrases)?
    – Meg
    Jan 9, 2017 at 23:47
  • Adverbs modify verbs or adjectives (or other adverbs), and so do adverbial phrases. Jan 10, 2017 at 0:16

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