The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Comments

Jonathon's picture

The "over" rule is bogus

Jonathon

The rule forbidding this use of "over" is bogus, and the AP Stylebook finally decided to scrap it. It was a purely American invention anyway, so I wouldn't expect a book from Oxford to follow it.

http://www.arrantpedantry.com/2014/04/24/over-has-always-meant-more-than...

Posted on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:27pm

More from THE OFFICE PROFESSIONAL

Latest Article Comments

I don't know, Mark. Does a trailer count as a vehicle?
Andy Hollandbeck
Comma Karma
Legalese got the best of them: The ordinance could have barred "any vehicle from daylong parking," without offering the loophole.
Mark Allen
Comma Karma

Latest Forum Discussions