Look over the list and then do the exercise that follows.
ABOVE = A. directly higher than something else B. a higher rank or importance C. too good for someone
A. The ball was hit high above his head.
B. In the Catholic Church, the Pope comes above all other ministers.
C. Shouldn't you be above such childish games at your age?
AFTER = slightly inferior
Her opinion is second only after the managing directors.
BELOW = A. directly lower than something B. of lesser rank or importance C. not good enough for someone (idiomatic)
A. There's a large cut on your arm, just below the elbow.
B. In an army a private comes below a sergeant and a sergeant comes below a captain
C. Some people feel that collecting garbage is below them. The would rather starve than pick up trash.
BENEATH = like below but used idiomatically such as...
She always let him know that she thought she married beneath her.
DOWN = at, or in, a lower part
He lives down the hill.
ON = having contact with the surface of something
There's a big pot of chili on the stove.
ON TOP OF = like on above, used for height or emphasis
Put your books on top of the desk, not in it.
OVER = as above, but the object is closer
They're building a new bridge over the river. Have you seen it?
TO = used to express subordinate rank
The Economics Minister is second only to the Prime Minister.
UNDER = like below, but the object is closer
Our city is planning to build a tunnel under the sea.
UNDERNEATH = like under
I caught her underneath the miseltoe and gave her a kiss.
UP = like down, but opposite
We moved further up the river to see if we could catch some fish.
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