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    Omit over?

    Mr Netanyahu ordered the homes of the attackers to be destroyed, saying: "We are in a battle over Jerusalem, our eternal capital."

    Can I omit over in above sentence?
    What's does the sentence mean when I omitted it?

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    Re: Omit over?

    The sentence would not make sense if you omitted 'over'.

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    Re: Omit over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The sentence would not make sense if you omitted 'over'.
    What does this sentence mean?

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    Re: Omit over?

    When people fight or battle over something/somewhere, it means that the thing/place (in this case Jerusalem) is a thing/place they both want and are fighting for ownership or control of it.

    My children fight over the PlayStation all the time.
    The Martians and the Venusians are in a battle over control of the Earth's water supply.
    I need to stop my cats fighting over their food.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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