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The word 'here' is used commonly but do you know when and how to use it? In this lesson, we will learn all about this word.

How to Use 'Here' in English Grammar

'Here' is known as one of the widely-used words in the English grammar. Here, we are going to know what its uses are and how to put it in a sentence.

Functions of 'Here'

1. 'Here' as an Adverb

Use

'Here' as an adverb is used to add an extra meaning to the sentence. It is mainly known for indicating a place; however, it has other uses too.

  • 'Here' as an adverb is used to modify a verb or comes after a preposition in a way that it shows 'in this place, at this location, to or into this place.'

I am here.

at this location

Bring that here.

to this location

Let's get out of here.

  • 'Here' can be used as an adverb in the formula 'be + here + infinitive' to indicate someone's role in a situation.

I'm here to help you.

My friend is here to help you.

  • 'Here' as an adverb can show a specific point in a process, activity, story, etc.

Here the author pauses for a moment.

We can end the work here.

  • 'Here' is used at the beginning of a sentence to draw attention to something or to introduce something.

So here is what I want to do.

Here is what he thinks.

'Here' is used for more emphasis.

  • 'Here' is used to refer to when you are offering, giving, or showing something to someone.

Here's your coffee.

Here are my pants.

Here comes your friend.

  • 'Here' as an adverb is used to show that someone or something has just arrived.

Here we are, on top of the mountains.

We arrived on top of the mountains.

Here comes the winter.

  • 'Here' as an adverb is used to indicate 'in this case, in the matter that is being considered.'

Here we are talking about the adverb 'here.'

We know here that you do not deserve it.

Position in a Sentence

'Here' as an adverb is normally places at the beginning of the sentence; however, it can be positioned in the middle or at the end of the sentence. Its role is to describe the verb and add a meaning to the statement. Only in two occasions 'here' always heads a sentence:
1. to introduce something or someone.
2. to indicate something or someone has just arrived.
Like the examples below:

Here's your coffee.

Here comes the winter.

2. 'Here' as an Interjection

Use

'Here' as an interjection is used to express a feeling rather than a meaning. So 'rather' is used in three cases acting as an interjection.

  • 'Here' as an interjection is used to express that you are present;

Teacher : Hailey Bieber.

Student : Here.

  • 'Here' as an interjection is used to attract someone's attention (for emphasis):

_ Here, let me tell you something.

Here, we can work on it harder.

  • 'Here' as an interjection is used to call someone or an animal.

Here, boy! Good cat!

Here! Look at me.

Position in a Sentence

'Here' as an interjection is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence or is used alone. For example:

Here! Look at me.

Here, we can work on it harder.

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