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    optimistic pessimist is offline Member
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    Default an atomic bomb was dropped over a city...

    Dear all,

    1. In 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
    2. In 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima.

    When I first read an English texbook pubished in Japan, the preposition before Hiroshima was "on" as in #1. However, in a revised edition, the preposition is "over" as in #2.

    Do you think "over" is better than "on" in the sentence above?

    Thank you!

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    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: an atomic bomb was dropped over a city...

    "over' could have a couple of meanings here - the airplane carrying the bomb was over the city when the bomb was dropped and the bomb detonated over (above) the city, not on the city.

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