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    Over the last six months, crime has doubled.

    Hi,

    Can you please tell me what the word over means in the sentence below.

    Over the last six months, crime has doubled.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Over the last six months, crime has doubled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Can you please tell me what the word over means in the sentence below.

    Over the last six months, crime has doubled.

    Many thanks.
    It means "during the period of".

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    Re: Over the last six months, crime has doubled.

    Somebody measured it 6 months ago. Then, it was half of the present value. (There is, of course, almost infinite scope for the moving of goalposts. )

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