1 adv You use here when you are referring to the place where you are.
be ADV, ADV after v, prep ADV (Antonym: there)
I'm here all by myself and I know I'm going to get lost..., Well, I can't stand here chatting all day., ...the growing number of skiers that come here...
2 adv You use here when you are pointing towards a place that is near you, in order to draw someone else's attention to it.
ADV after v, prep ADV, be ADV
...if you will just sign here..., Come and sit here, Lauren...
3 adv You use here in order to indicate that the person or thing that you are talking about is near you or is being held by you.
n ADV, ADV after v
My friend here writes for radio...
4 adv If you say that you are hereto do something, that is your role or function.
be ADV to-inf
I'm not here to listen to your complaints.
5 adv You use here in order to draw attention to something or someone who has just arrived in the place where you are, or to draw attention to the place you have just arrived at.
ADV with be, ADV before v
`Mr Cummings is here,' she said, holding the door open...
6 adv You use here to refer to a particular point or stage of a situation or subject that you have come to or that you are dealing with.
it v-link ADV that, ADV with v, ADV with cl
The book goes into recent work in greater detail than I have attempted here...
7 adv You use here to refer to a period of time, a situation, or an event that is present or happening now.
ADV before v, ADV with be
Here is your opportunity to acquire a luxurious one bedroom home.
8 adv You use here at the beginning of a sentence in order to draw attention to something or to introduce something.
ADV be n/wh
Now here's what I want you to do...
9 adv You use here when you are offering or giving something to someone.
ADV be n
Here's some letters I want you to sign..., Here's your cash.
10 You say `here we are' or `here you are' when the statement that you are making about someone's character or situation is unexpected.
here sb is phrase V inflects, PHR with cl
Here you are, saying these terrible things...
11 You say `here we are' when you have just found something that you have been looking for.
here we are convention
I rummaged through the drawers and came up with Amanda's folder. `Here we are.'
12 You say `here goes' when you are about to do or say something difficult or unpleasant.
here goes convention
Dr Culver nervously muttered `Here goes,' and gave the little girl an injection.
13 You use expressions such as `here we go' and `here we go again ' in order to indicate that something is happening again in the way that you expected, especially something unpleasant.
here we go again phrase
At first, he was told he was too young and I thought, `Oh, boy, here we go again.'...
14 You use here and now to emphasize that something is happening at the present time, rather than in the future or past, or that you would like it to happen at the present time.
here and now phrase
I'm a practicing physician trying to help people here and now...
15 If something happens here and there, it happens in several different places.
here and there phrase PHR with cl, PHR after v
I do a bit of teaching here and there...
16 You use expressions such as `here's to us' and `here's to your new job' before drinking a toast in order to wish someone success or happiness.
here's to sth convention
Tony smiled and lifted his glass. `Here's to you, Amy.'