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    What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    If a doctor tells a patient, the recovery needs longer time, he actually says "over time" or "overtime"? Can you make some examples to express the longer time to have a fully recovery by using over time or overtime? Thank you.

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    Re: What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    "You will recover over time."
    "It will take you a bit longer than usual to recover."
    There is no way to use "overtime" or "over time" for the situation you want.

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    Re: What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    Can one say it needs over time or takes over time to recover?

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    Re: What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Can one say it needs over time or takes over time to recover?
    No.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No.
    Why? Is over time used as an adverb to modify a verb?

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    Re: What is the difference between over time and overtime?

    Yes.

    Click here to read about the usage of 'over time', and then change the headword to 'overtime'.

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