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Here vs. There

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Hereadverb

(location) In, on, or at this place.

Thereadverb

(location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).

Hereadverb

(location) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.

‘Please come here.’;

Thereadverb

(figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.

‘He did not stop there, but continued his speech.’; ‘They patched up their differences, but matters did not end there.’;

Hereadverb

(abstract) In this context.

‘Derivatives can refer to anything that is derived from something else, but here they refer specifically to functions that give the slope of the tangent line to a curve.’;

Thereadverb

(location) To or into that place; thither.

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Hereadverb

At this point in the argument or narration.

‘Here endeth the lesson.’;

Thereadverb

(obsolete) Where, there where, in which place.

Herenoun

(abstract) This place; this location.

‘An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.’;

Thereadverb

In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.

Herenoun

(abstract) This time, the present situation.

Thereinterjection

Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.

‘There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right.’;

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Hereadjective

Filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis.

‘John here is a rascal.’;

Thereinterjection

Used to express victory or completion.

‘There! That knot should hold.’;

Hereadjective

Filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis.

‘This here orange is too sour.’;

Therenoun

That place.

Hereinterjection

(slang) Used semi-assertively to offer something to the listener.

‘Here, now I'm giving it to you.’;

Therenoun

That status; that position.

‘You get it ready; I'll take it from there.’;

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Hereinterjection

Used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.

‘Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.’;

Therepronoun

Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist”, with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.

‘There are two apples on the table. [=Two apples are on the table.]’; ‘There is no way to do it. [=No way to do it exists.]’; ‘Is there an answer? [=Does an answer exist?]’; ‘No, there isn't. [=No, one doesn't exist.]’;

Herenoun

Hair.

Therepronoun

Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.

‘If x is a positive number, then there exists [=there is] a positive number y less than x.’; ‘There remain several problems with this approach. [=Several problems remain with this approach.]’; ‘Once upon a time, in a now-forgotten kingdom, there lived a woodsman with his wife. [=There was a woodsman, who lived with his wife.]’; ‘There arose a great wind out of the east. [=There was now a great wind, arising in the east.]’;

Herepronoun

See Her, their.

Therepronoun

Used with other verbs, when raised.

‘There seems to be some difficulty with the papers. [=It seems that there is some difficulty with the papers.]’; ‘I expected there to be a simpler solution. [=I expected that there would be a simpler solution.]’; ‘There are beginning to be complications. [=It's beginning to be the case that there are complications.]’;

Herepronoun

Her; hers. See Her.

Therepronoun

That.

‘therefor, thereat, thereunder’;

Hereadverb

In this place; in the place where the speaker is; - opposed to there.

‘He is not here, for he is risen.’;

Therepronoun

(colloquial) Used to replace an unknown name, principally in greetings and farewells

‘Hi there, young fellow.''’;

Hereadverb

In the present life or state.

‘Happy here, and more happy hereafter.’;

Theredeterminer

misspelling of their

Hereadverb

To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.

‘Here comes Virgil.’; ‘Thou led'st me here.’;

Thereadverb

In or at that place.

‘The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.’;

Hereadverb

At this point of time, or of an argument; now.

‘The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise.’;

Thereadverb

In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech.

‘The law that theaten'd death becomes thy friendAnd turns it to exile; there art thou happy.’;

Herenoun

the present location; this place;

‘where do we go from here?’;

Thereadverb

To or into that place; thither.

‘The rarest that e'er came there.’; ‘A knight there was, and that a worthy man.’; ‘There is a path which no fowl knoweth.’; ‘Wherever there is a sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced.’; ‘There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue.’; ‘Spend their good there it is reasonable.’;

Herenoun

queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno

Therenoun

a location other than here; that place;

‘you can take it from there’;

Hereadjective

being here now;

‘is everyone here?’; ‘present company excepted’;

Thereadverb

in or at that place;

‘they have lived there for years’; ‘it's not there’; ‘that man [who is] there’;

Hereadverb

in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is;

‘I work here’; ‘turn here’; ‘radio waves received here on Earth’;

Thereadverb

in that matter;

‘I agree with you there’;

Hereadverb

in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail;

‘what do we have here?’; ‘here I must disagree’;

Thereadverb

to or toward that place; away from the speaker;

‘go there around noon!’;

Hereadverb

to this place (especially toward the speaker);

‘come here, please’;

Hereadverb

at this time; now;

‘we'll adjourn here for lunch and discuss the remaining issues this afternoon’;

Hereadverb

in, at, or to this place or position

‘we leave here today’; ‘they have lived here most of their lives’; ‘I'm getting out of here’;

Hereadverb

used when gesturing to indicate the place intended

‘sign here’;

Hereadverb

used to draw attention to someone or something that has just arrived

‘here's my brother’;

Hereadverb

used to indicate one's role in a particular situation

‘I'm here to help you’;

Hereadverb

used to refer to existence in the world in general

‘what are we all doing here?’;

Hereadverb

used when introducing something or someone

‘here's a dish that is quick to make’;

Hereadverb

used when giving something to someone

‘here's the money I promised you’;

Hereadverb

used when indicating a time, point, or situation that has arrived or is happening

‘here we encounter the main problem’; ‘here is your opportunity’;

Hereinterjection

used to attract someone's attention

‘here, let me hold it’;

Hereinterjection

indicating one's presence in a roll-call.

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