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    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    #1

    Here and There

    how to explain the use of here and there

    These are all OK: This place is terrible. It is terrible here. Here is where I sleep.

    So, why is this is not OK: Here is terrible.

    This is OK: I live here. I like it here.
    So why is this is not OK: I like here.

    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: Here and There

    Hi
    I think 'Here is terrible' is ok, I can't see why not. Regarding 'I like here', it is not correct because like needs an object 'it': 'I like it here' (it is a transitive verb). Bye


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    #3

    Re: Here and There

    Quote Originally Posted by tontojones View Post
    how to explain the use of here and there

    These are all OK: This place is terrible. It is terrible here. Here is where I sleep.

    So, why is this is not OK: Here is terrible.

    This is OK: I live here. I like it here.
    So why is this is not OK: I like here.

    Thanks
    here is terrible is wrong since you're missing a subject. When we talk about distance, time, place etc we use it as a subject. It's terrible here is the correct way of putting it.

    In Here is where I sleep 'here' means : this is the place...
    Last edited by cocoabutter; 06-Feb-2008 at 00:22.


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    #4

    Re: Here and There

    Hi cocoabutter! you're right, we cannot normally use 'here' as a noun. Thanks a lot

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