here


here
here [ hır ] function word ***
Here can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb:
Wait here. I'll be back in a minute.
as an interjection:
Here, have a drink of water.
1. ) in or to this place
a ) in or to the place where you are:
We've lived here for over 20 years.
Come here.
I want to get out of here as soon as I can.
from here: You can see the lighthouse from here.
around/up/down/out here: There aren't many good restaurants around here.
It's freezing cold out here.
over here (=near you or in the country where you are): Keiko was over here for a year studying English.
Come and sit over here.
right here (=exactly in this place): The treaty of Versailles was signed right here in this room.
b ) SPOKEN used when you are pointing to something:
Just sign your name here, at the bottom of the page.
Look, here are the rosebushes that I planted last year.
c ) SPOKEN used when you are referring to someone or something that is with you or near you:
I was just explaining the problem to our friend here.
David here is an expert on computers.
2. ) used when offering or giving something SPOKEN used when you are offering or giving something to someone:
Here, use my handkerchief.
here's/here are: Here's $20 go and buy yourself something nice.
here you are/here you go: Here you are. Take two of these pills three times a day.
3. ) at this point in something at this point in a process, discussion, or series of events:
Here's where I completely disagree with you.
I think we should stop here and summarize what we've said so far.
from here: The question is, where does the peace process go from here?
here and now (=at this moment): Do I have to make up my mind here and now?
4. ) used when someone or something arrives SPOKEN used for saying that someone or something has just arrived or is just arriving:
Here we are. Sorry we're late.
here he is/here we are/here they are etc.: I'm waiting for Linda. Oh, here she is, coming up the drive.
here's/here are: Here's the doctor now.
here come/comes: Here comes the bus.
5. ) used when you have just found someone or something SPOKEN used when you have just found a particular person or thing:
here's/here are: Oh, here are my glasses. I thought I'd lost them.
here you are/here it is/here she is etc.: Ah, here you are! I've been looking everywhere for you.
here we are!: Now where did I put Sally's letter? Ah, here we are!
6. ) in the present time or situation taking place at the present time or in the present situation:
Summer is here at last.
Christmas will soon be here.
Here's your chance to win $10,000.
7. ) used for introducing what will happen next MAINLY SPOKEN used for introducing something that you are going to say or something that someone is going to do:
here is/here are: Here is the weather forecast for northeast Iowa.
And here's Martin Amis to talk about his latest novel.
Here's what you have to do to enter the competition.
8. ) used for stating a purpose used for saying what purpose someone is working for:
be here for something: You can always ask me if you need help. That's what I'm here for.
be here to do something: Our staff is here to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
9. ) in a surprising situation used when referring to a situation that seems surprising or shocking, after what happened before:
He used to call himself a socialist, and now here he is selling arms to right-wing dictators.
10. ) used for saying you are present SPOKEN used for saying that you are present in class when the teacher calls the names of all the students in the class: PRESENT:
Janet Marshall. Here.
be out of here SPOKEN
used for saying you are ready to leave or that you are leaving:
This party is boring. I'm out of here.
here and there
in or to several different places:
There were a number of houses scattered here and there across the hillside.
here goes/here we go SPOKEN
used when you are going to try to do something and you are not sure whether you will be successful:
I'm not much good at making speeches, but anyway here goes.
here, there, and everywhere
in or to many different places:
She's been rushing around here, there, and everywhere, trying to keep everyone happy.
here today, gone tomorrow
used for saying that someone or something only exists or stays somewhere for a short time:
So many of the new Internet companies are here today, gone tomorrow.
here's to someone SPOKEN
used for wishing someone success, happiness, or good health before drinking something, especially wine:
Here's to the happy couple, Max and Rachel.
here to stay
if something is here to stay, it will continue to exist for a long time and become accepted as normal:
It looks as if high unemployment is here to stay.
here we go again SPOKEN
used when something annoying starts to happen again:
Oh, here we go again. Why do I always get blamed when anything goes wrong?
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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