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    Impose Curfew Over

    According to most dictionaries, the verb "impose" should be used with the proposition "on" like this:


    "The mayor imposed a curfew on the city."


    But a google search suggests that preposition "over" could be used in place of "on", like this:


    "In the northern West Bank today, Israel imposed a curfew over the city of Jenin as troops searched for a suspected suicide bomber, the Israeli army said. "


    What do native speakers think about "over"?

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    Re: Impose Curfew Over

    I would not use "over".

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