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Which is correct?

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https://www.dictionary.com/browse/below

Below, under, beneath indicate position in some way lower than something else.

Below implies being in a lower plane: below the horizon, the water line.

Under implies being lower in a perpendicular line: The book is under the chair.
Beneath may have a meaning similar to below, but more usually denotes being under so as to be covered, overhung, or overtopped: the pool beneath the falls.

  • As the wind increased, the deck of the ship began to heave beneath/below/under his feet. (Any of the three is acceptable; however, "beneath his feet" or "under his feet" are common phrases.
  • The water is some 20 to 30 metres beneath/under/below the ground. (Under is also acceptable)
  • They went down into catacombs beneath/below/under the church. (Beneath is also acceptable)
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anonymousAs the wind increased , the deck of the ship began to heave beneath/below/under his feet .

under

You are not trying to say where the deck is but where the heaving is.

anonymousThe water is some 20 to 30 metres beneath/under/below the ground .

below

You are not trying to say where the water is but how far down it is.

anonymousThey went down into catacombs beneath/below/under the church .

beneath

You are not trying to say where the catacombs are but where they are going.

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