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    Over

    The aircraft swooped down over the buildings.

    A hawk swooped low over the field.

    May I know the meaning of "over" in the 2 sentences above?

    Over the buildings: Does it mean from one side of the buildings to the other?

    Over the field: Does it mean the hawk was still above the field even though it swooped low?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Over

    Over the buildings: Does it mean from one side of the buildings to the other?
    It could, but it does not have to be that precise; it could be a more general direction- a lot would depend on how many buildings there were, how low the plane was, etc.
    Over the field: Does it mean the hawk was still above the field even though it swooped low?
    Yes; it would still be above the field as long as it didn't land.

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    Re: Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It could, but it does not have to be that precise; it could be a more general direction- a lot would depend on how many buildings there were, how low the plane was, etc.
    Does it mean it swooped so down that it was low enough to be coverd among the buildings?

    Thanks again.

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