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    #1

    under/below the hill

    There is a little town ____ the hill.

    Which preposition should I use to fill in the above blank, below or under?


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    Re: under/below the hill

    Both "below the hill" and "under the hill" would be understood as meaning "at the bottom of the hill".

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    Re: under/below the hill

    A native speaker says:
    If you say "under the hill" it sounds like the town is burried in the dirt.
    Use "below."

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