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    #1

    Preposition via VS over

    Is it possible in these sentences to replace preposition via with the preposition over.
    1. You can access our homepage via the Internet.
    2. We communicate every day via Skype.
    3. Do not send the application via fax.
    4. Never send this number via SMS.
    5. Blake spoke to the audience live via satellite from San Diego.

    You can access our homepage over the Internet.
    We communicate every day over Skype.
    Do not send the application over fax.
    Never send this number over SMS.
    Blake spoke to the audience live over satellite from San Diego.

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    Re: Preposition via VS over

    1 is okay. 2 is marginal, though through would be okay. The rest don't work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Preposition via VS over

    By would be a natural choice for 2 through 5. It isn't possible in 1.
    I am not a teacher.

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