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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

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