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    #1

    along/over

    Hello,

    Can you help me on that one?

    "Agricomp plans to spend $54 million over/along the next six years to build laboratories near its headquarters."

    According to what is written in the book, the right answer is "over", why can't we choose "along" in this case?

    Thanks a lot
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    #2

    Re: along/over

    Over used for talking about a particular time; during some time
    Along- from one end to the other end, referring to physical distance


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    #3

    Re: along/over

    Not a teacher.

    'Over' is definitely correct, 'Along' is incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: along/over

    That's what Oxford dictionary says.

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    #5

    Wink Re: along/over

    Quote Originally Posted by richuk View Post
    Not a teacher.

    'Over' is definitely correct, 'Along' is incorrect.

    Thanks. Can we ever use along with a period of time ?

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    #6

    Re: along/over

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thanks. Can we ever use along with a period of time ?
    I can't think of any context where it would be correct.

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