Common Errors in English: Near or Nearly
Nearly is an adverb, which means almost; near is a flexible little word which can be an adjective, verb, adverb or preposition.
I have nearly finished this essay. (adverb)
Is the park near the school? (adverb)
As we neared the restaurant, we could hear the loud music and voices. (verb)
We have a house on the near side of the lake. (adjective)