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    Default under /beneath

    In the villa there is a large basement _____ the sitting room.
    A. under B. below C. beneath D. underneath

    As a non-native, I feel hopelessly confused. I think all are correct.

    Is the difference crystally clear for a native?

    How can I tell them apart?

    Thanks

    Jason

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    Default Re: under /beneath

    I would use "underneath," but any of the words could be used.

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    Default Re: under /beneath

    , but my (not very strong) preference would be for under. This question has been asked before - search in the 'Similar Threads' list at the foot of this page.

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