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here

adverb
 
 
/hɪər/
IN THIS PLACE A1 in the place where you are: Does Jane live near here? Come here! How long have you been here?PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
GETTING ATTENTION used to bring someone's attention to someone or something: Look, here's our bus. Here, put this on.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
here you are/ here he is, etc A2 used when you see someone or something you have been looking for or waiting for: Here she is at last. Here we are, this is the place.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
GIVING A2 used when you are giving someone something: Here's a present for you.Giving, providing and supplyingPolite expressions
Here you are. A2 used when you are giving someone something: "Have you got the paper?" "Here you are."Giving, providing and supplyingPolite expressions
AT THIS POINT B2 at this point in a discussion: I don't have time here to go into all the arguments.Points in time
ON THE TELEPHONE A1 used when saying who you are on the telephone: Hello, it's Tim here.Communicating by telephone
here and there B2 in several different places but without any pattern: Tall trees were growing here and there.General location and orientation
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