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    Smile Over usages as a preposition.

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know how I can use Over as a preposition. (This sentence is copied)

    Many users eschewed phones over health concerns particularly related to radiation.
    Last edited by saloom2; 21-Mar-2013 at 14:05. Reason: Completing the sentence.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Where did you copy it from? It means nothing to me.

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    #3

    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know how I can use Over as a preposition. (This sentence is copied)

    Many users eschewed phones over health concerns.
    That's OK.
    "My house is over the road"; My dog's dinner is all over the floor."
    What's the difficulty? Usually you could find examples by looking in a dictionary under "Over prep."

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    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Where did you copy it from? It means nothing to me.
    I think it means that many people refused to use mobile (cell) phones due to concerns about brain tumours or radiation.
    "over" = "due to". "She was inconsolable over her relationship breakup".

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    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think it means that many people refused to use mobile (cell) phones due to concerns about brain tumours or radiation.
    "over" = "due to". "She was inconsolable over her relationship breakup".
    Thank you.

    You can be inconsolable over something, but I am not sure that you can eschew A over (= due to) B.

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    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Why? "but I am not sure that you can eschew A over (= due to) B."


    First thanks a lot. And does this http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...british/over_7 refers to your point?

    Thirdly, I would like to know how can I use prepositions dexterously.
    Last edited by saloom2; 21-Mar-2013 at 14:15.
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    Re: Over usages as a preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Why? "but I am not sure that you can eschew A over (= due to) B."


    First thanks a lot. And does this over preposition (CONNECTED WITH) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online refers to your point? Yes, more or less.

    Thirdly, I would like to know how can I use prepositions dexterously.
    Practice -> Dexterity.

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