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    Over in this sentences.

    Amnesty International condemned the Russian officials' decision to go after the activists, saying that a "threat to bring criminal charges" against the rights activists "raises alarming questions over the fairness of the investigation."

    Can i omit "over" in above sentences?

    If not, provide me reason.....don't just say NO!

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    #2

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    You need a preposition there. It could be "over/on/of".

    Say: Provide tell/give me the reason.

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    #3

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Amnesty International condemned the Russian officials' decision to go after the activists, saying that a "threat to bring criminal charges" against the rights activists "raises alarming questions over the fairness of the investigation."

    Can i omit "over" in above sentences?

    If not, provide me reason.....don't just say NO!
    The imperative in your final sentence isn't likely to get us to help you. Try using "please" in future.

    As tedmc said, you can't omit "over" unless you replace it with something else. I would add "about" to the list of potential replacements tedmc gave you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    Polyester, there is an error in your title. The word "sentences" should be "sentence". Do you need a reason?

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    #5

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    Preposition usage is based on patterns of usage rather than logical reason. You could change the preposition and use about, but you need something there.

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    #6

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    If you want, you can give me reason.

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    #7

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    Is a reason necessary?

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    #8

    Re: Over in this sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    you can't omit "over" unless you replace it with something else.
    Can it be replaced with a preposition such as a colon or a dash?

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    Re: Over in this sentences.

    When did colons and dashes become prepositions? They're punctuation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Over in this sentences.

    I thought colons were body parts.

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