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  1. Newbie
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    Over there vs there

    hello
    could anyone please explain me: why do some native speakers often use "over there" instead of just "there"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Over there vs there

    Quote Originally Posted by Irina7k View Post
    hello
    could anyone please explain me: why do some native speakers often use "over there" instead of just "there"?
    Thanks.
    It adds distance: 'Do you see that ship over there on the horizon.'

    (But the distance needn't be a matter of miles: 'I'd rather stay here than go over there on the dance floor' - it's relative.

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    Re: Over there vs there

    Oh i c now, thanks.. Could you please expain me the expression "so far".
    When is it naturally used?
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    Re: Over there vs there

    so far = until now

    Q: What did the man say as he passed the fourth floor, when he had jumped off a fifty-storey building?
    A: 'OK so far'.


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