nearby vs. near by
When is it one word, and when is it two words?
Obviously "near" and "by" are each words, so it seems as thought there may be an occasion to use them as separate words, but together. The only examples I can think of separates them with punctuation or other words.
The treasure we seek is near, by that tree over there.
The treasure we seek is near. It is by that tree over there.
The treasure we seek is nearby. That tree is a clue.
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