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Anonymous:What is the difference between under and below ? Please see which of the sentence is correct. thanks
1. They are playing under or below the house. ( The house is a house on stilts. )
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Anonymous:thanks Marius Hancu. Didn't know about that.
Sorry -- while editing this I somehow turned it all into italics, and can't figure out how to undo it. [:^)]
Edit. Sometimes hillside dwellings are partially on stilts, but I pictured the house in your example as being on level ground (for some reason).
Abil:It should be under or beneath the house-platform. Logically speaking, if the house is on stilts, the open space created by such model of house constructions also forms a part of the house itself. Moreover, if we just say beneath or under the house, without explaining what type of house it is, no body expect the writer will understand.
This is my view.
I would choose under for your sentence, but below is also possible. When both are possible, choose under if you wish to emphasize that the location has something which acts as a covering or ceiling (under a blanket, under a table, under a cloud of suspicion).
To people who live in hilly country, "the garage is below the house" could mean "beneath the house," or "downhill from the house." - A.
Anonymous:They are playing below the house.
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