The box is under the table.
Can I substitute 'underneath' for table?
I meant "Can I substitute 'underneath' for 'under'?
Under is the usual way to say that one thing is at a lower level than another, or is covered by it
• Your shoes are under the table.
• He is keeping himself worm under a blanket.
Underneath has a similar meaning to under, and is used especially when something is hidden or covered
• The tunnel goes right underneath the city.
So if you use it to substitute under it will not be grammatically incorrect but usage-wise inappropriate.
Last edited by sarat_106; 22-Jul-2009 at 12:27.