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    Idiomatic Expressions: Reach out/over

    Dear Teacher,

    Can you explain the difference between the expressions noted below:

    1. to reach out
    2. to reach over
    Also could you provide examples whrere the above expressions are being used?

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions: Reach out/over

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Can you explain the difference between the expressions noted below:

    1. to reach out
    2. to reach over

    Also could you provide examples whrere the above expressions are being used?

    Thank you so much.
    "To reach out" is a phrasal verb, please look here:
    'R' - English Phrasal Verb List - UsingEnglish.com
    "To reach over" is not a particularly common expression.

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions: Reach out/over

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Can you explain the difference between the expressions noted below:

    1. to reach out
    2. to reach over

    Also could you provide examples whrere the above expressions are being used?

    Thank you so much.
    2. I reached over the table to get the salt.
    I reached over the head of the person in front of me, in order to hit my friend (!)

    It's not very common, it's true, but it can be used. I think some people would use "reach across" instead, especially in my first example.

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