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    Question debate on vs debate over

    what's the difference between debate on and debate over???

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    Re: debate on vs debate over

    Quote Originally Posted by shrads View Post
    what's the difference between debate on and debate over???
    Not much. "Debate on" could be on a single issue/topic etc. "Debate over" could be over two or more issues etc. But usage depends on what and how many issues are being debated.

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    Re: debate on vs debate over

    Do we need a preposition at all?

    They are debating the issues.
    We were debating whether or not we need money.
    He was debating the rights and wrongs of war with his sister.

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    Re: debate on vs debate over

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    Do we need a preposition at all?

    They are debating the issues.
    We were debating whether or not we need money.
    He was debating the rights and wrongs of war with his sister.
    You could say "Last night I went to a debate on..." (insert any appropriate subject).

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    Re: debate on vs debate over

    the query was put up by a student. I know debate on and debate over are more or less the same. but there should be a difference if we use two different prepositions with them.

    eg. There was a debate over the supremacy of boys over girls in the class.
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    The department of English organized a debate on the political issues of the country.

    ?????

    so is it right that we use debate over for two issues???
    what's the rule???

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    Re: debate on vs debate over

    Quote Originally Posted by shrads View Post
    the query was put up by a student. I know debate on and debate over are more or less the same. but there should be a difference if we use two different prepositions with them.

    eg. There was a debate over the supremacy of boys over girls in the class.
    or
    The department of English organized a debate on the political issues of the country.

    ?????

    so is it right that we use debate over for two issues???
    what's the rule???
    Have you read the previous responses?

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