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    underneath the pressure

    Hi,

    'Underneath' is sometimes used as a preposition instead of 'under', but only for physical position:

    1-There's a mouse under(neath) the piano.
    2-He's still underneath 18.

    Taken from 'Practical English Usage' (p. 86)

    But I've come across the phrase 'underneath the pressure' on the net.

    Is it used for abstract nouns too?

    Thanks.

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    Re: underneath the pressure

    Where have you seen "underneath the pressure"? Please give us the full sentence in which you saw it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: underneath the pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where have you seen "underneath the pressure"? Please give us the full sentence in which you saw it.
    Here's the site: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sligh...epressure.html

    ''Underneath those pressure baby / The tables turned...'

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    Re: underneath the pressure

    Don't use song lyrics as examples of grammatical English. Lyrics are frequently written to fit the rhythm and the rhyme of the song, with little regard to the correctness. The line you've quoted makes no sense and to me. Not only is "underneath" rarely used with "pressure", the use of "those" before a singular noun is ungrammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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