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It's quite confusing for me to understand the difference between these two words. The sentences:

  • Read below all the information that you may need.

  • Read beneath all the information that you may need.

Is that correct?

  • What do you mean by "is that correct?" Are you asking which of them is correct in this context? – Nathan Tuggy Jul 25 '18 at 21:50
  • I was asking if both sentences are correct. I would like to know if the sentences still have the same meaning, even though I changed the words. – Luan Marques Jul 25 '18 at 22:03
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  • All the information you may need is below.
  • Below is all the information you may need.

Below is used for referring to something that is not at the same level as something else: underneath it. Text can be said to be below some other thing on a page. Under it.

  • The comments were beneath me. [not worth my responding to]

Beneath is used to mean below in a moral sense.

(I have not addressed all the uses of below, just the ones in the context presented).

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Below is mainly used in cases where an object is not directly under another.

  • We could find something below the surface of the water.
  • Millions of people still live below the poverty line. (Somewhere below > - that hypothetical line separating the poor from the rich)

Below is also used in measurements where we think of a vertical scale.

  • This part of the country is below sea level.

While

Beneath is mainly used in a literal or formal style.

  • Coral reefs that lie beneath the waters were a beautiful sight.
  • They sat beneath a huge mango tree.

(www.englishgrammar.org)

  • Isn't it unbelievable to you that I answered one aspect of the question and you answered another, and we were both canned. – Lambie Jul 26 '18 at 13:11
  • @Lambie - I think they are both valid answers.... – user070221 Jul 26 '18 at 13:18
  • Exactly, they are. I actually posted a question about this in the ELL meta forum. – Lambie Jul 26 '18 at 13:20
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    @Lambie - yes, that makes sense. – user070221 Jul 26 '18 at 13:25
  • @Lambie what do you mean by we were both canned? – dan Jul 30 '18 at 0:21

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