Above = too good for

PhotoGrid_1489422211439

 

Above can be used in the following ways:

1. as a preposition (followed by a noun)
    The birds were flying high above the trees.
2. as an adverb (without a following noun)
    She stared up at the stars above.
3. as an adjective
    Please reply to the above address.

In “She’s above cheating on her exams.”, above here is used as a preposition, meaning too good for; it’s impossible for her to do such thing because she’s a morally good person.

Another example:

Jason : Did you hear the rumor that Bryan stole his friend’s iPhone last year?
Michael: I don’t believe it. He’s a rich kid. His parents have enough money to buy him an iPhone.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: