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  1. Anonymous
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    #1

    Anyway, I'm glad that's over with.

    Anyway, I'm glad that's over with.

    Anyway, I'm glad that's over.


    Is the 2nd sentence correct? If it's correct, why the 1st one has
    to use a "with" ? Any difference in meaning between them?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. gwendolinest
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    #2
    I would say “over with” is more definitive than “over”.

    That’s over. (= It’s finished.)
    That’s over with. (= It’s completely finished.)

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  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3
    'With' seems to intensify it, so I'd use it for worse situations. :D

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