'Below' is commonly used to show location. In this lesson, we will uncover all about this word.
'Below' is used as both a preposition and an adverb. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.
Functions of 'Below'
'Below' as a Preposition
One of the main uses of 'below' is to function as a preposition. Below, we will understand all about it:
'Below' as a Preposition of Place
'Below' can be a preposition of place. Look:
- When we want to indicate that something/someone is in a lower position or level than another thing. Look:
There was a note
She could not read what was written
- When we want to refer to jobs, positions, and ranks less important. Take a look:
She will remain
- When we want to refer to something in the lower parts of a piece of writing. Look:
Contact the number
If you have any of the issues
'Below' as a Preposition of Manner
'Below' can also be a preposition of manner. Look:
- When the amount, level or degree of something is less. Take a look:
The crime rate has fallen
The temperature will be
Position in a Sentence
Since 'below' is a preposition here, it comes before nouns or noun phrases. There are no limitations as to where we can put the prepositional phrase. Look at the following examples for more clarification:
She is looking at a note
'Below' as an Adverb
As mentioned above, we can also use 'below' as an adverb. Below, we are going to learn about the different kinds of adverb it can be:
'Below' as an Adverb of Place
When we want to indicate that something/someone is in a lower position, we use 'below' as an adverb of place:
He jumped from the window on the trampoline
Look at the valley
Position a Sentence
Please note that whenever we begin a sentence with an adverb, we must have a comma after it.
Idioms with 'below'
We have some idioms with 'below'. Let us see how each is used:
- Below par: This one is used when we want to indicate that something is worse than usual. Look:
Not enough sleep can lead to feeling
Suppressing your emotions leads to feeling
- Below the belt: This one is used when we want to state that something is unfair or cruel. Look:
His critical comments were a bit
Sarah's words were