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Above vs Over in the same context. Options
Hemant Patel 1
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:45:33 PM

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What is the difference between above and over in the following context of the sentences below?

1. She hung a picture (above / over) the fireplace.

- A general ranks (above /over) a colonel.
- In my new job there is no one (over / above) me.

- The temperature in Rio de Janeiro goes (above / over) 40 degrees in the summer.
- (Over / Above) of voters disapprove.

- I prefer ice cream (above / over) chocolate.
- I prefer the red one (over / above) the blue.

- I could not hear my phone (above / over) the noise in the restaurant.
- I could not hear her (over / above) the siren.
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 5:47:51 AM
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1. Either works
2. Above. Over isn’t incorrect, but above is the far better option.
3. For the first example, either. For the second example, you probably made a typo but I’ll assume you meant ‘Above/Over 50% of voters disapprove’, in which case over is correct.
4. Over. Also in the second example, it should be ‘I prefer the red one over the blue one’.
5. Over.
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