Grammar Patterns

N over n

N over n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of over and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition over is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. These patterns are N over -ing and N over wh.
 Nounovernoun group/-ing clause/wh-clause
 angeroverthe pay offer
widedifferencesoverhow to respond to this event
thisfuroreoveropening shops on Sunday
 poweroverwhen it uses its forces
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'dispute' groupThe 'advantage' groupThe 'control' groupThe 'victory' groupThe 'fuss' groupThe 'grief' groupThe 'debate' groupThe 'agreement' groupNouns with other meanings

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