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    i've found this sentence.
    i had been waiting over an hour when they announced the train had been cancelled
    what does "over" mean? and how is it used as a tenoral preposition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianna Visconte View Post
    i've found this sentence.
    i had been waiting over an hour when they announced the train had been cancelled
    what does "over" mean? and how is it used as a tenoral preposition?
    "Over" in that context = "more than" and can be used as a "temporal" preposition only with a time reference.

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    Default Re: over

    Please use a capital letter for the personal pronoun 'I' and for the first letter ofa sentence.

    'Over' means 'more/longer than'. I don't know what you mean by 'tenoral preposition'.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    "Over" means "more than" in this context. Also, I believe you mean temporal preposition. It modifies "an hour" in order to give you a sense of when something occurred.

    Edit: Sorry for the redundant post. Looks like I got bumped not once, but twice.

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    Don't worry, thank you anyway.

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    Default Re: over

    OK I'll use it next time, thanks for helping me.

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