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    malta22 is offline Newbie
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    PREPOSITION

    Kindly tell which is the right preposition?

    My husband and I argued over our daughter's education.
    My husband and I argued about our daughter's education.

    thanks

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    Re: PREPOSITION

    Quote Originally Posted by malta22 View Post
    Kindly tell which is the right preposition?

    My husband and I argued over our daughter's education.
    My husband and I argued about our daughter's education.

    thanks
    When you are talking about a subject/theme/matter, I would say that you "argue about" it. So with "our daughter's education" I would use "about".

    However, with something physical which two people want, then I would use "argue over". For example:

    There is one slice of chocolate cake left. You want it. Your friend wants it. You both want it a lot!!! At the beginning it's friendly but after a while, it's not so friendly and you and your friend start to "argue over" the last slice of cake.

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