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    Thumbs down The deputy officer was charged

    ERROR IDENTIFICAITON

    The deputy officer was charged with looking at over the files to find other evidence of wrongdoing
    => the answer is “B. looking at over” because we should omit “at”. The correct one is “The deputy officer was charged with looking over the files…(without “it”). Am I right? Many thanks.

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    Default Re: The deputy officer was charged

    Yes.

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    Wink Re: The deputy officer was charged

    Could you kindly explain more?

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    Default Re: The deputy officer was charged

    'To look at' and 'to look over' are both phrasal verbs with different meanings, you can't mix them in this way, '...looking at over...'

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    Default Re: The deputy officer was charged

    But the officer did "look at" the file.

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    Default Re: The deputy officer was charged

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    But the officer did "look at" the file.
    Yes he did, but to me 'to look over the file' implies something much more thorough than 'to look at the file'.

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