Above and over

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Practical English Usage

Above indicates a position higher than something.

Above and Over

Above and over can both mean higher than.

Above is preferred when we want to mean that one thing is not directly over another.

Above is also used in measurements of temperature, height, intelligence etc., where we think of a vertical scale.

Over is preferred when one thing covers and/or touches another.

Over is also used to talk about ages and speeds, and to mean more than.

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As, since, because and for
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a great deal of
Below and under
Above and over
Both and both of
As if and as though
Fairly, quite, pretty and rather
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
No and none


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