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    Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    I would like to ask about the sentence "Rick heard voices a long way beneath him." For what situations can this sentence be used? For example is it valid for when Rick walking in the an ordinary pavement or could this only be used when Rick was in some elevation?

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    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    For example is it valid for when Rick is walking in the along an ordinary pavement or could this only be used when Rick was in some elevation?
    In that the voices are coming from people below him, Rick must be above them, but he is not necessarily above ground level, Indeed, he could be below ground level if the people talking were at a lower level.

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    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Indeed, he could be below ground level if the people talking were at a lower level.
    But is the above meaningful in today's real life?

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    #4

    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    It could only be used in the situation described. If it's not a real-life situation, why did you ask us about it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It could only be used in the situation described. If it's not a real-life situation, why did you ask us about it?
    I am asking about how can he be below the ground level and people lower.

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    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    A large shopping mall near where I live has two shopping and two car park levels below ground level. Level -1 is above level -2, which is itself above levels -3 and -4.

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    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    Where did you hear or read the title sentence?

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    #8

    Re: Rick heard voices a long way beneath him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you hear or read the title sentence?
    I have found it in my notes. I have changed just the name into Rick because of I cannot know the source but it's probably a children's story.

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