ChanteSez … Get ‘over’ it

20 Feb

You’ve seen or heard it lots of times: Her boyfriend has downloaded over 50 movies. Over 51 percent of African-Americans who are online don’t have broadband (a true fact!). There’s no chance of over 300 people showing up to the concert.

But you’ve got to get “over” it. While these sentences may sound OK, you should replace “over” with “more than.”

Here’s the tip: If you’re working with quantities, use “more than” one word (“over”).

  • Her boyfriend has downloaded more than 50 movies.
  • More than 51 percent of African-Americans who are online don’t have broadband.
  • There’s no chance of more than 300 people showing up to the concert.
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