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    We say 'He's sitting under a tree'. Is 'He's sitting beneath a tree' good English?

    Thank you in advance.

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    It is good English, just rather more formal/literary.

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    Thank you so much, 5jj.
    Another question:
    They kill antelopes for the wool beneath/under their stomachs.
    Do both prepositions work for this context?

    Thank you again.

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    Not being an expert on antelope or wool, I don't know. My feeling is that it should be 'on' or 'from'.

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