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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116599: Below or under
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    Below or under

    Below and under.

    What is the difference between below and under?

    Under is used much more widely. 

    When you're not sure which word to use, use under. It's more likely to be correct.

    All the common uses of below are related to the idea of "lower or less than".

    -The sun disappeared below the horizon.

    -Temperatures were below normal all week.

    Under can have the same meaning as below.

    -We sat under a tree and rested,  or we sat below a tree and rested.

    But under can also mean "guided or controlled by".

    -The café is under new management.

    Under is often used in expressions in which it has a special meaning.

    Look at the most common collocations with under to see this more clearly.

    -John tried to get his weight under control with drastic diets.

    (under control=able to be managed successfully).

    -You have to be able to think under pressure (under pressure=in a stressful situation).

    Good luck with the exercise.



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    2. The soldiers acted orders and destroyed the village.

    3. All the students bar one had average results in the French test.

    4. The Australian dollar fell eighty Japanese yen today.

    5. You are not any obligation to pay for an order that arrived damaged.

    6. no circumstances will we accept the new proposed working conditions.

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    8. From the plane we could see the fields .

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