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    Elemoi is offline Junior Member
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    Default win someone over

    win sbaround / over / round (to sth) to get sb’s support or approval by persuading them that you are right: She’s against the idea but I’m sure I can win her over.


    sth is acceptable but wouldn't "someone" be unacceptable? Is over more preferable to "around"?

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    sarat_106 is offline Key Member
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    Exclamation Re: win someone over

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    win sbaround / over / round (to sth) to get sb’s support or approval by persuading them that you are right: She’s against the idea but I’m sure I can win her over.


    sth is acceptable but wouldn't "someone" be unacceptable? Is over more preferable to "around"?
    I am sure I can win her over.” is perfectly right.
    Win over is the correct phrasal verb though win round is some times used but I would not prefer the preposition round. Win over being a transitive phrasal verb, is separable and as such the object can be placed between the verb and the preposition or after the preposition if the object is not a pronoun

    So you can saY:
    We'll be working hard over the next ten days to win over the undecided voters.
    I hope I can win them all over to our side.
    I won over the mayor to our side.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 25-Apr-2010 at 07:20.

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