above+over.....help!!

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salehcom

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what is the difference between these words "above+over+beyond" and where can I use them,,,,with examples?

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Hi Salehcom,

You can use either “above” or “over” to express that a thing (or a person) is at a higher level than another.

However, you use “above” (not “over”) when that same thing or person is not directly over the other:

The house sat in the mountains above the village.

The house was built over a burial ground.

In the same way, we use “over” (not “above”) to express that something covers something else and is in contact with it.

Example:

A man carrying his coat over his shoulders.

Or when talking about horizontal movement:

Example:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

In relating to the term “beyond”, it has diverse meanings and uses:

beyond - definition of beyond by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

Search - UsingEnglish.com

Regards,

José Manuel Rosón Bravo
 

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dear José Manuel Rosón Bravo,

Thank you very much in deed

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