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Below or under

Complete the following sentences using enough. In some cases, either could be used.

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Complete the following sentences using below or under.

Hint

Below is preferred when one thing is not directly under another and in measurements of temperature and height.

Under is used to mean ‘less than’ or ‘younger than’. Under is also preferred when something is covered by what is over it.

1. The cat is —————————- the roof.

2. There were —————————- fifty people at the meeting.

3. In most countries you can’t drive if you are ———————— eighteen.

4. She is well ——————— average in intelligence.

5. The sun disappeared ————————– the horizon.

6. She was wearing a black shirt ———————- the sweater.

7. Parts of Holland are ———————– sea level.

8. The whole village was ———————— water.

Answers

1. The cat is under the roof.

2. There were under fifty people at the meeting.

3. In most countries you can’t drive if you are under 18.

4. She is well below average in intelligence.

5. The sun disappeared below the horizon.

6. She was wearing a black shirt under the sweater.

7. Parts of Holland are below sea level.

8. The whole village was under water.

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