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Exercise: over and above.

Exercise on the differences between over, above and across.

Fill in the spaces with the prepositions: above, over, across. Sometimes there are TWO possible answers but write ONE answer.

We watched the birds fly             the lake.

across     ("over" is also possible)


1) The snow was so high it was the rooves of the cars.

2) We saw a strange object in the sky the farmhouse.

3) Tower Bridge goes the River Thames.

4) She was looking the sea to the other side.

5) There was a thin layer of ice the road.

6) I put some pink sugar all the cake.

7) The newspaper said there were a thousand people at the demonstration.

8) I've collected 500 stamps.

9) The average temperature is three degrees freezing in winter.

10) Mount Everest is over 8,000 metres sea-level.



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1) above / over

2) above / over

3) over / across

4) over / across

5) over

6) over

7) over

8) over

9) above

10) above


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