here vs there

here

Definitions

noun

  1. the present location; this place

adjective

  1. being here now

adverb

  1. in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
  2. at this time; now
  3. in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
  4. to this place (especially toward the speaker)

Examples

There were 42 free-kicks, two penalties, four bookings and three players sent off, two of whom had to be escorted from the pitch by police.

If you wonder about ‘furphy’, as I did, here's a gloss and explanation.

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle, I don't know where to go, can't do it alone.

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there

Definitions

noun

  1. a location other than here; that place

adverb

  1. in that matter; in that respect; on that point
  2. to or toward that place; away from the speaker
  3. in or at that place or location

Examples

There were 42 free-kicks, two penalties, four bookings and three players sent off, two of whom had to be escorted from the pitch by police.

There is no absolute standard for beauty.

The pain in his side was crushing, as if there was a steel hand in there relentlessly closing on an organ.

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