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    the meaning of "over"

    Hi all,

    I just came across a sentence "whether or not Mr Winterkorn bore any personal responsibility for the scandal, it was appropriate that he should lose his job over it"

    I want to know the purpose and the meaning of putting the word over after the sentence as the meaning of the sentence seems complete even without it.

    Thank you

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    Re: the meaning of "over"

    Are you suggesting that it would make sense if it finished "... it was appropriate that he should lose his job it"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the meaning of "over"

    Yes, it seems the meaning is complete even without " over it".

    So I just wonder if there is any specific use by adding such two words.

    Thank you

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    Re: the meaning of "over"

    Your original post suggested omitting only "over", not "it". However, you're right that the sentence is grammatically complete without "over it" but it loses some of the meaning - specifically that the scandal is the reason for the job loss.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the meaning of "over"

    thank you and sorry for making that confusion.

    In that way, "over" maybe close to the meaning of " because of" in the mentioned sentence. thank you

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