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    What does this "Over" mean?

    Dear Mr Answer:

    Q:John reached over and took Tim's hand.
    What does 'the over' mean?

    someone told me that it meant "you can use 'over' to indicate a particular postion or place a short distance away from you."

    but I can't imagine the situation of "John reached over and took Tim's hand.Could you give a picture or photo of the situation.
    I just to know what it looks like. How to use 'over' in this way.

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Tim and John are sitting on opposite sides of a table. John reaches across the table and takes Jim's hand - he reaches over to take...

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Thank you very much. very clear,very good


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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    You're welcome.

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Tim and John are sitting on opposite sides of a table. John reaches across the table and takes Jim's hand - he reaches over to take...

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    thanks Anglika, you tell me this 'over' just the meaning of 'across'

    and I post up the definition of 'over':
    11 over
    You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something.(Is yellow definition as right as you told me ?just the meaning of across?)
    He noticed Rolfe standing silently over by the window.
    John reached over and took Joanna's hand.
    He tossed over a cigarette.

    ADV: ADV after v, oft ADV prep
    but as you see, it means 'You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something.'
    so, I'm misunderstood..... I think that it doesn't have the meaning of 'across'
    Can I think that 'He noticed Rolfe standing silently over by the window.' just Rolfe standing silently on something else(maybe just ground or a desk) beacuse of the picture you gave me(It just looks like a girl put her hand on the table)
    what does "You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something." mean?

    He tossed over a cigarette.(What does it look like?what is 'the particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something?')
    Thank you .Maybe It's difficult....

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Waitting for the Answer.......

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    thanks Anglika, you tell me this 'over' just the meaning of 'across'


    and I post up the definition of 'over':
    11 over

    You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something.(Is yellow definition as right as you told me ?just the meaning of across?)


    He noticed Rolfe standing silently over by the window.

    John reached over and took Joanna's hand.

    He tossed over a cigarette.

    ADV: ADV after v, oft ADV prep

    but as you see, it means 'You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something.'

    so, I'm misunderstood..... I think that it doesn't have the meaning of 'across'
    Can I think that 'He noticed Rolfe standing silently over by the window.' just Rolfe standing silently on something else(maybe just ground or a desk) beacuse of the picture you gave me(It just looks like a girl put her hand on the table)

    what does "You can use over to indicate a particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something." mean?


    He tossed over a cigarette.(What does it look like?what is 'the particular position or place a short distance away from someone or something?')


    Thank you .Maybe It's difficult....
    Well, the meaning of a word or sentence always depends on context.

    Re:
    He noticed Rolfe standing silently over by the window.
    Rolfe was standing some distance away from him and near the window.

    Re:
    John reached over and took Joanna's hand.
    John reached a short distance and took Joanna's hand in his.

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    He tossed over a cigarette.
    He tossed a cigarette a relatively short distance (probably to a specific area).

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Thanks for your patients. Thank you

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    Re: What does this "Over" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    Thanks for your patients. Thank you
    patience

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