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    Preposition 'above' VS 'over'

    Which preposition is more common in the sentence
    A great bird hovered high above/over our heads.

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    Re: Preposition 'above' VS 'over'

    Both are fine. I don't know which is more common, but I find 'above' more natural.
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    Re: Preposition 'above' VS 'over'

    Often there is a difference. A bird can fly above a river without flying over it, where 'over' means from one side to the other.

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    Re: Preposition 'above' VS 'over'

    Click here to find many earlier threads on the difference between over and above.

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