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    Prepositions

    Please tell me difference between above vs over

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    Re: Prepositions






    1. above vs below.

    eg. His office is above ours.

    2. over vs under。

    eg. The lamp is over the table.

    3. on
    eg. There is a book on the desk

    Tanks have guns on them.


    I feel the "above " is general and abstract.
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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by manoj1233 View Post
    Please tell me difference between above vs over
    Sometimes they mean the same thing; other times you can only use one or the other. There's no simple rule.
    "over" has a wider range of meanings. eg. time: "The game is over"; idiomatic: "Get over it!"
    "Over" is also used for movement. You can throw a ball over the fence, but not above the fence.
    "Above" generally has a strictly physical and static meaning of place.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sometimes they mean the same thing; other times you can only use one or the other. There's no simple rule.
    "over" has a wider range of meanings. eg. time: "The game is over"; idiomatic: "Get over it!"
    "Over" is also used for movement. You can throw a ball over the fence, but not above the fence.
    "Above" generally has a strictly physical and static meaning of place.
    【over】:signifies two objects have a perpendicular or rightangle relationship.

    Is the opinion right?

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post
    【over】:signifies two objects have a perpendicular or rightangle relationship.

    Is the opinion right?
    No, if A is perpendicular to B, it's not necessarily over, or above, it (and vice versa).

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