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Discussion in ' English Only ' started by Albertovna , Nov 5, Log in or Sign up. Dictionary and thread title search: Previous Thread Next Thread. Novosibirsk Russian - Russia. Dear all, What do you prefer to use here, below or lower than? I think both are correct, but I like below more, because it is shorter. Can below and above also be used with numbers a temperature below 20 deg Celsius? What about lower than 20 deg?
Colder than 20 deg? Albertovna , Nov 5, Egmont Senior Member Massachusetts, U. I would not use "below" with a ratio such as "eight times. Yes, "above" and "below" can be used with numbers. Temperature is a number that includes the concept of being hot or cold. Adding "colder" to it is redundant and an error. It can be below that temperature without being what I would consider cold.
Egmont , Nov 5, Both "below" and "lower than" are unclear in this particular sentence. The problem with these sentences is the use of "times". To use this kind of comparison in a negative fashion is rare. If I say "I am twice as young as my sister", what does it mean?
It really makes no sense. One usually uses a fraction in these cases. Zero is a noun which names a specific point on a graduated scale. Salvage , Nov 5, When I was asking about the use of above and below with numbers, I meant the meanings "more than" and "less than," not physical location above or below something. To my mind, "above" and "more than" are not absolute synonyms, and neither are "below" and "less than.
With temperature, above and below are perfect. I think, with pressure, too, and with some other values perhaps, with electric resistance, conductivity, velocity, etc. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: