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Which construction is more correct when in comes to comparing the height of a specific place to the sea level?

  • This place is 100 feet above the sea level.
  • This place is 100 feet higher than the sea level.
  • This place is 100 feet upper than the sea level.

and

  • This place is 100 feet below the sea level.
  • This place is 100 feet lower than the sea level.
  • This place is 100 feet under the sea level.

Which pair words do you normally use in such a context?

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No.3 is completely wrong. All three should probably drop the, it is syntactically correct, but not normally used.

No.1 is the most likely to be used in normal speech, but No.2 is okay.

  • What exactly do you mean by #1 and #2 @Mike Brockington? Do you mean that the "above/below" version is the most correct one and the "higher than/lower than" construction works too, but the "above/below" version is the most common and correct one? Is it what you meant? – A-friend Apr 30 '19 at 5:41

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