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    • Join Date: May 2010
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    what is the difference between these words "above+over+beyond" and where can I use them,,,,with examples?

    best greetings!

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    Hi Salehcom,

    You can use either “above” or “over” to express that a thing (or a person) is at a higher level than another.

    However, you use “above” (not “over”) when that same thing or person is not directly over the other:

    The house sat in the mountains above the village.

    The house was built over a burial ground.

    In the same way, we use “over” (not “above”) to express that something covers something else and is in contact with it.


    A man carrying his coat over his shoulders.

    Or when talking about horizontal movement:


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    In relating to the term “beyond”, it has diverse meanings and uses:

    beyond - definition of beyond by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

    • Join Date: May 2010
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    dear José Manuel Rosón Bravo,

    Thank you very much in deed

    clear answer

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