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    Please Answer!!!! When to use "It's Over"

    Today, someone asked me "Where's the butter?" and I responded "It's over", meaning that the butter is finished. This person told me that my English was incorrect. Is this true?

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    Re: Please Answer!!!! When to use "It's Over"

    "It's over" is not a correct response in this situation. "It's (all) gone," or "it's finished." Even "we ran out of butter."

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    Re: Please Answer!!!! When to use "It's Over"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "It's over" is not a correct response in this situation. "It's (all) gone," or "it's finished." Even "we ran out of butter."
    THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE. HOW STRANGE! I'VE BEEN USING THIS SINCE I CAN REMEMBER AND I NEVER KNEW IT WAS INCORRECT. I GREW UP IN INDIA. MAYBE IT'S USED OVER THERE.

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    Re: Please Answer!!!! When to use "It's Over"

    Quote Originally Posted by joy29lynn View Post
    THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE. HOW STRANGE! I'VE BEEN USING THIS SINCE I CAN REMEMBER AND I NEVER KNEW IT WAS INCORRECT. I GREW UP IN INDIA. MAYBE IT'S USED OVER THERE.
    Please don't post all in capitals - it's the internet equivalent of shouting.

    "It's over" effectively means that something has finished happening. As the others said, it doesn't apply to a physical object running out.

    What time does the film finish?
    Fifteen minutes ago.
    Oh, is it not still on?
    No, it's over.

    How's your relationship with that gorgeous boyfriend going?
    It's over.
    What?!
    Yes, we broke up two weeks ago.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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