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What's the difference between "under" and "underneath"?

I was listen to the a song called "sailor" and come across the question above. How are "under" and "underneath" different?
Underneath the silver moon, the ship is like a ghost
She's been out there for a week, just
waiting for a wind to blow,

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Underneath is less used than under (simply a shorter version)

    Basically they're both the same word, under is just a shorter version of underneath (through years of the language changing with use) Under is probably a little more flexible, so safest to use.

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