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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
He's __________ 21 years of age.

There were __________ 100 people at the ceremony.

She scored __________ 50% on her final exam.

The temperature is 15 degrees __________ 0.

The continent is 200 meters __________ sea level!

Look __________ the mirror. I'm sure your comb is there.

Who's hiding __________ the bed?

If you're sick, you should stay at home __________ a blanket!

(On an airplane) Look out the window. I can see the river __________ us. (the river is near the horizon in the distance)

There were __________ 15 cars in the parking lot. It wasn't busy.


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148 Comments on “English Prepositions: BELOW & UNDER”


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Thank you so much

Friday, February 9th 2018

    You’re very welcome.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

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Friday, February 9th 2018

    Let me say “Thank you” directly below your comment .The way you explained both prepositions was awesome.

    Saturday, February 10th 2018

      Thanks, mieto. I’m glad it was clear.

      Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thanks for the class, Alex. I didn’t anticipate you knew Kiki, in 魔女の宅急便 :), I have another question, under and below. I hear both in the song Octopus’s Garden by the Beatles (sung by Ringo). “We would be warm below the storm / In our little hideaway beneath the waves.” The song starts with “I’d like to be under the sea.” What are the differences among them?

Saturday, February 10th 2018

Hi Alex,

Hope you are doing well.
Thanks for the wonderful class.
One of the questions from the quiz. Which I did not understand. The question is
She scored ______50% on her final exam. In my opinion it should be ‘Under’ because you have told in the video that under is synonym for less than.
Kindly explain the question.

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    It’s a numerical measurement, so it should be below, but if you say “under” in casual conversation, literally no one will notice. :p

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank you Alex it is a nice class!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked it.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

I think #3 is ambiguous. The answer can be “under”.
Here’s examples from Google Books:
“Sixty-five percent of participants scored under 50%.” “Over a third of local NHS organisations scored under 50%.”
You probably meant “She scored _____ average on her final exam.”

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    I see what you’re saying and I agree that it’s an either/or scenario. Most people won’t care whether you use under or below in this scenario.

    Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Hi Alex! Thanks for the good lesson!

Is it possible to use “underneath” instead of below and under?

Saturday, February 10th 2018

when t can use the word “beneath”

Saturday, February 10th 2018

Thanks again, Alex!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re welcome again, Julio Cesar!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

It was a helpful video. Thanks Alex for this one. ♥

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re very welcome. Thank you for studying with me, Sanju.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

      You’re very welcome Alex !!! 🙏😇

      Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank Alex, good class. My score was BELOW 70%, I’m UNDER my goal score. I need study more…

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    “I need to study more.”

    Honestly, in casual conversation, no one will notice this mistake, so worry about it on this test, but don’t worry about it as much in everyday situations.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thanks teacher….!!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re welcome!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

for “She scored __________ 50% on her final exam.”
we use below instead of under, I observe when we talk about scores, we use below, is it correct?

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You got it. :) It’s a numerical value/measurement. However, if you use “under” in conversation, it’s not a critical error.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Definitely my score wasn’t below average.I got 100! thank god or even better thank YOU teacher Alex!,however,I’ll keep practicing to make sure I really got it!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    Keep it up!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

I like youre t-shots with Miyazaki’s moves and you too!
By the way i’ve got 10.

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    Nice job! What are your favourite Miyazaki movies? You can probably tell that I love Kiki, Totoro, and Spirited Away. I also adore Castle in the Sky.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

excellent ! I clearly understood the use of this words, really easy. Thanks

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    Nice! Good luck with your studies. :)

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

I got 9 out of 10 ,thanks Alex for this one, it’s helpful.

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    Good work! Keep going!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank a lot, it’s really interesting lesson.

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    “Thanks a lot. It’s a really interesting lesson.”

    You’re welcome!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

I’ve got 8/10. Those prepositions are really tricky. Thanks for the lesson Alex!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re welcome! Prepositions are annoying in every language.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Hi I’ve got 9/10, well i’ts pretty good but not perfect, so I’m going keep practicing. Thanks for your clear explanation!!!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    That’s quite good. Thanks for studying with me!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thank you so much Alex I like this listen because the minutes is shorter not long

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    LOL. Thanks! Some of my lessons are longer or shorter depending on the content.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thank you

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    You’re welcome. Thanks for checking out the lesson.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Your shirt under the jacket is cute. I liked the movie “Kiki’s Delivery Service” :)

Saturday, February 10th 2018

    It’s one of my favourite Miyazaki movies. It’s great for young girls too.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thank you, Alex

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    You’re very welcome!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thanks a lot Alex!!!
You teach hard topics making them so easy to understand ;)

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    I do my best. As always, thanks for your feedback, knopfler!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Hi Alex, tx for the lesson.
I suppose under, in the meaning of covered, can also be used when a situation is ‘under’ control, correct?
bye

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    You got it. There are plenty of “under” expressions.

    Under arrest
    Under control
    Under siege
    Under the impression

    And more.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank you so much Alex. It is a very useful clarification.

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    You’re welcome. Thanks for watching!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

thank teatcher .you are perfect

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    “Thanks, teacher. You’re perfect.”

    That’s very kind. Thank you!

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Useful lesson

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    Thanks! I’m glad it had some benefit. :)

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

I’m wondering why it is “She scored below 50% on her final exam” if it means “She scored LESS THAN 50% on her final exam”. It should be UNDER, shouldn’t it?

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    because 50% is a measurment and not an enumeration.

    Sunday, February 11th 2018

      You got it.

      Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank you Alex ..

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    My pleasure. Thanks for watching.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

I got 80 :(

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    That’s still good. The most important part is that you’ve learned a little more.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

thanks a lot

Sunday, February 11th 2018

    You’re very welcome.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

it was a good lesson, but the picture was not clear enough. if you do favor and solve this problem in future.

Monday, February 12th 2018

    I can’t control that, unfortunately, but I’ll let our editing team know.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Hi Alex, thanks for this explanation, now it is clearer for me.

Monday, February 12th 2018

    That’s great!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thanks a lot Alex.
Your accent is very clear.

Monday, February 12th 2018

    My pleasure. Thanks for watching.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thanks Alex! ..^^..

Monday, February 12th 2018

    You’re welcome. Thanks for studying with EngVid!

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

I’m wrong 6th. Could you explain why we use both?

Monday, February 12th 2018

    Something could be below or under a mirror…basically, lower than the mirror.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Thank you Alex.

Monday, February 12th 2018

    You’re welcome. Thanks for studying with EngVid. :)

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

    Any time. Thanks for studying with me.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

I think, I should practice this lesson more. It’s complicated

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

    A little bit. You can use them interchangeably for most things. You just have to pay attention to the exceptions I mention.

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Got 80/10. Thanks Alex.

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

    Nice job, Annie. Thanks for showing up for this lesson!

    Tuesday, February 13th 2018

English is not difficult at all if you are taught by someone like you. Thanks for being such a great and cool teacher.
I have learnt a lot since I began watching your videos and since I live near the border between Mexico and USA,I cross everyday and put into practice new words and vocabulary with my native speakers friends

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

    That’s fantastic! These are my favourite types of messages to read. :)

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thank you Alix so much , you are great

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

    My pleasure. Thank you for your support and for studying with me.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

That was totally clear. I have just subscribed to your YT channel. Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

    Welcome to my channel! Thanks for checking out the video and let me know if you have any questions.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thank you so much, Alex.
Very interesting as always, for learners like me!

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

    You’re very welcome! Thanks for watching.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

hi Alex, maybe you have to give a prezent for make us more interest doing your quiz

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

    LOL. Why? Knowledge is the prize!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thank Alex. Got 9/10

Thursday, February 15th 2018

    “Thanks, Alex.” :) You’re welcome. Nice job!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thanks, Alex! I wish in the next lesson to describe the meaning between like up and over, reduce and decrease, wish and hope… etc.

Friday, February 16th 2018

    Hmm, I’ll see if I can turn this into something.

    Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Hi Alex,
thanks for a new lesson on prepositions which are really tricky to use correctly. There are another preposition: BENEATH and UNDERNEATH. Have they got the same meaning?

Friday, February 16th 2018

Thank you Alex.

Sunday, February 18th 2018

    You’re very welcome. Thanks for clicking. :)

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

WOW 80!

Sunday, February 18th 2018

    Nice one! Keep it up. The next step is using the language in conversation.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Je vais réécouter cette bonne leçon et je ferai moins d’erreurs au quizz. Merci Alex.

Sunday, February 18th 2018

    De rien! Je pense que c’est un bonne idee!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

the best

Sunday, February 18th 2018

    Thanks, otmane. :) That’s very kind.

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

cool :)

Monday, February 19th 2018

    Thanks, Magdulska!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Hi Alex! O got 100!! This class was awesome. As ever, difficult themes turn easy with you. Thanks very much!!

Monday, February 19th 2018

    That’s awesome! :) Nice job. Good luck with your studies!

    Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Thank very much, it was very helpful. I got 100 % of the quiz!

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

    Nice job! Keep it up and good luck with your studies!

    Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Thanks for the lesson. I’m going to improve my English with yours lessons

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

    “with your lessons.” Welcome to EngVid! :)

    Thursday, February 22nd 2018

A thousand thanks!

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

    A thousand you’re welcomes! :)

    Thursday, February 22nd 2018

      can i get your contacts?

      Sunday, February 25th 2018

thank you so much alex!

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

thanks a lot.

Friday, February 23rd 2018

thank you alex a have summary about your lesson in sentences
under
the must age to take driver license is 18 old you can’t take it if you’re under 18 old
please don’t take this medicament if you’re under 18 old
below
the sea surface below from The earth’s surface
the temperature degree is below 0
what is your opinion sir ?

Saturday, February 24th 2018

Thank you Alex for that awesome lesson. I thought I had understood this lesson very well but I got only 8 out of 10. For me, it isn’t automatic, unfortunately I don’t master these prepositions yet. Good weekend. Marie-Claude

Saturday, February 24th 2018

thank you alex

Sunday, February 25th 2018

Thanks a lot! Your lessons are in our favor!

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

Thank you very much.

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

thank you do much Alex.

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

thanks for easy explaining that’s help me indeed to improve in englih

Wednesday, February 28th 2018

my first time. Very well

Friday, March 2nd 2018

Great way of teaching
I appreciate your efforts
Thanks alot

Monday, March 5th 2018

Thank you.Explained very well.

Monday, March 5th 2018

Thanks you!!! Great lesson

Sunday, March 11th 2018

thanks alex 9/10…

Wednesday, March 14th 2018

Thanks 💕💕💕

Tuesday, March 20th 2018

Thanks for the lesson, it was very enrichful

Thursday, March 22nd 2018

You Nailed it. Thank you

Monday, March 26th 2018

Thanks Alex!…very useful lesson.

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Got 100/100!

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Alex, you’re a amazing teacher!) Thanks a lot)

Thursday, April 5th 2018

I got 8 out of 10

Friday, April 6th 2018

Thank you Alex! My score was below 100 but I’m happy anyway!

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

Thanks you! I’ve got 100! I’ve finally understood this difference. :)

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

It’s quite challenging, but I learnt a lot. Thanks, Alex!

Friday, July 27th 2018

you explained very well…

Saturday, July 28th 2018
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