Practical English – Here and There

Use here for the place of the writer or speaker, and there for other places.

  • She wants to escape from home, and the least we can do is to let her stay here for a while.
  • Don’t stand over there on your own, come over here and join us.
  • I’m going over there, to get a better view of the mountain.
  • You have 2 choices: stay here or go there.

Here and there are not usually used as nouns.

  • This place is awful. It’s awful here (NOT: Here is awful).
  • That place is awful. It’s awful there (NOT: There is awful).