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    #1

    over

    With over-tight schedules and lack of communication, ...

    We need to find out the causes, which may include pressure from peers, lack of communication and over-high expectations.

    Is there anything wrong with the two underlined "over" in the above sentences?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    #2

    Re: over

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    With over-tight schedules and lack of communication, ...

    We need to find out the causes, which may include pressure from peers, lack of communication and over-high expectations.

    Is there anything wrong with the two underlined "over" in the above sentences?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    No, they are OK.

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    #3

    Re: over

    I would use "overly."

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    #4

    Re: over

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would use "overly."
    If I used that, I wouldn't use a hyphen.
    Last edited by 5jj; 15-Nov-2012 at 22:11. Reason: another typo (sigh)

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    #5

    Re: over

    If I used that, I wouldn't use a hyphen.
    Does this mean that in the word "over" in "over-tight" or "over-high" in the above sentences is a noun not an adverb?

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    #6

    Re: over

    No. It's an adverb, meaning 'excessively'.

    Rover

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