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    across and over

    Dear teachers,

    The flood swept across the earth.
    Can I say "The flood swept over the earth"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: across and over

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    The flood swept across the earth.
    Can I say "The flood swept over the earth"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Yes, you could say that.

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    Re: across and over

    Dear bhaisahab,
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Could you please explain if the meanings are exactly the same?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you could say that.

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    Re: across and over

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Could you please explain if the meanings are exactly the same?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Yes, the meanings are the same.

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