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    over three years

    They have lived there for over three years.

    Does it mean they have lived there for more than three years?

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    Re: over three years

    Yes it does.

    To make another concept clear, you would need to have said, "They lived here over a period of three years."

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    Re: over three years

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Yes it does.

    To make another concept clear, you would need to have said, "They lived here over a period of three years."
    Okay, I guess I understand. And if I had said
    "They lived here over a period of over three years." ? (can I say that?)
    Once more that would mean they lived for more than three years, right?

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    Re: over three years

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Okay, I guess I understand. And if I had said
    "They lived here over a period of over three years." ? (can I say that?)
    Once more that would mean they lived for more than three years, right?
    That looks awkward to me, I would suggest: "They lived here for a period of more than three years".

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    Re: over three years

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That looks awkward to me, I would suggest: "They lived here for a period of more than three years".
    Yes bhaisahab, I know it sounds awkward (I will not use it), but I gave it a try just to confirm (and reconfirm to be sure) that "over + specific time" means "more than that specific time".

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