Student or Learner
I have a question here. would you be kind enough to give me a hand,please?
He suddenly saw sue____ the room. He pushed his way ____ the crowd of people to get to her.
A. across, through B. over, through
which would you prefer? or both? could you give me some explanation? thanks a lot!
"across" is correct. 'across the room' means on the other side of the room.
"over" is not correct.
I hope you know well with the previous explanation. Here, I just want to give an example to make you understand
Before giving the example I'll give you a situation that it is in the crowded party (in the ballroom). You walk across the ballroom, through the crowded.
from one side of something to the other side of it: Somehow the sheep had jumped over the fence.
The road over the mountains is steep and dangerous.
a bridge over the River Thames
Their house has a magnificent view over the bay.
why can't i use "over" for this meaning in the sentence i said above?
If you have view of a bay, it can be either over it or across it ( or both!)
It depends on the context.
You can have a view over the bay which implies you are looking down on it and can see the whole bay, i.e. its width and its length.
If your view is across the bay, you are saying you can see from one side to the other.
buggles (not a teacher)
If you want to emphasize the whole bay, I would say 'a view of the whole bay'.
To me, "across the bay" also, or even mostly, includes whatever is on the other side of the bay.