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    on or over

    I came across this sentence while watching a TV program. Can I use both "on" and "over"?

    She is claiming privilege over Dr. XX's report.

    Can I say "She is claiming privilege on Dr. XX's report."

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    Re: on or over

    I would have said no to using "on" but then I realised I wasn't quite sure what was meant by "privilege over" anyway. I found this news report where "executive privilege over" is used in the title and "executive privilege on" is used in paragraph 2. I think we need an AmE speaker for this.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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