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    "Overweight"

    Hi,

    Imagine at a airport, there is a conversation going on as below:

    "The weight limit for the your luggage is 30 pounds."

    "Oh, then I guess my luggage is overweight."

    "How much does it outweigh the limit / specified value?" / How much heavier is it than the limit?

    "It outweighs the limit by 10 pounds" / It is 10 pounds heavier than the limit.

    The sentences in red are attempts made by me. However I am not sure if they sound natural.

    Could someone check them for me please?

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    Re: "Overweight"

    How much is it over?
    Ten pounds.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Overweight"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How much is it over?
    Ten pounds.
    Thank you for your answer! I got it now. Just out of curiosity, can I write
    "How much is it over the limit / specified value?"
    "It is over by 10 pounds."

    as a complete form of yours?

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    Re: "Overweight"

    Yes, but you don't need to.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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