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English Grammar


Set phrases or groups of words introduced by the preposition 'under'.

Prepositional phrases are set phrases or groups of words introduced by a preposition.

Below are some examples of commonly-used propositional phrases with 'UNDER', with their meaning and a sentence showing how they are used.

Prepositional phrase Meaning Example
Under age Legally too young to do something In this country children under 18 are under age. They cannot vote.
Under consideration Being discussed or thought about at the moment The boss said that her proposal was under consideration.
Under control Being handled or managed successfully. There were some violent protests but the situation is now under control.
Under discussion Being currently discussed A new wage agreement is under discussion.
Under guarantee If something goes wrong it will be repaired or replaced. Our refrigerator is under guarantee until the end of the year.
Under obligation A moral or legal requirement to do something. The customer is under no obligation to accept the offer.
Under suspicion Be suspected; be possibly guilty of something A senior member is under suspicion of fraud.
Under way Has already started; is in operation Work on the new road is under way.

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See also: Prepositions

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