Word Of The Day: Above

above

adverb, preposition US UK /əˈbʌv/

Definition

  • In, at, or to a higher place / higher level.
  • In extended space over and not touching.

Example:- “her office above the gallery”

Part of English: Preposition or Adverb

What are prepositions?

Prepositions are words that show the relationship of one thing to another.

Example:- ‘a video camera drone above the festival crowd”

Explanation

This shows the position of the drone in comparison/relation to the crowd.

What are adverbs?
Adverbs are parts of speech that add more description to a verb, adjective, another adverb, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence.

Example of ‘above’ as an adverb: The heavens showered blessings from above. ( Adverb)

Synonyms for above

Overhead
aloft

According to the list of the 1000 most common English words 'above' is ranked at # 307 so this is definitely a word worth knowing how to use!

I hope you found this article useful. This is a small introduction to prepositions. For more in depth study on this and other parts of English, please book a demo class with me. I look forward to seeing you in my class!
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