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I get scared when I drive ________ 100 kilometers an hour.

Choose the correct sentence:

You have to be 21 or over to buy alcohol in this country. According to this rule, if someone is exactly 21 years old, are they allowed to buy alcohol in the country?

Which usage of over is incorrect?

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162 Comments on “How to use the word OVER in English”

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His reaction was over my expectation when he lost his job again.

Friday, April 20th 2012

    his reaction was above my exception

    Monday, April 23rd 2012

      Thnx Jon…

      Sunday, July 15th 2012

    great lesson. I liked your way of teaching. Thank you Jon.

    Sunday, April 3rd 2016

    Over = Speed or Age

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Please correct above sentence if any incorrect.

Friday, April 20th 2012

    you were born to be a teacher! great methodology! i guess i ll use it when i begin working with kids :)

    Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Thanks for your little class, Jon. I appreciate your help, because I am a new English student. I have started to study English only three months ago.
Could you say one example with “above”?
Jon, I am sorry for my English.
Kind regards!

Friday, April 20th 2012

    I think this is a good example for above: As I have written above, I got my degree in Economics in 2008.

    Sunday, April 29th 2012

thanks Jon:)

Friday, April 20th 2012

Hello You have a good methodology!!! I like it

Friday, April 20th 2012

Thank you, Jon!, your explanation was excellent.

Friday, April 20th 2012

thanks its very clear

Friday, April 20th 2012

It’s an impression.

Friday, April 20th 2012

helo sir thnx for ur help…could you tell us about “above”…this word u forget to explane.

Friday, April 20th 2012

love the man for sky.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    me too

    Thursday, April 26th 2012

Thank you so much teachers
Thank you so much engvid.com
Hello friends if anyone want to talk
In English to practice you welcome
This is my E mail Id gibrahim200@hotmail.com

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    My name is Aysel ,ı am learning english in this webside ,it is very useful for us,you can write me ,ı am from Turkey ,regards

    Friday, October 26th 2012

Hii James,
I am actually sorry not to keep your suggestion for writing out a short dialogue.To be honest,I truly wrote one but my fingers pressed the refresh button mistakenly and the total content got vanished from my reach.I promise you to rewrite later as an interesting story is revolving around my brain and I am looking forward to penning down that soon.However, Here I have written five sentences using “over” according to my understanding.
1.The cabie was running the taxi over 120 kilometer when he lost his control and hit a nearby eatery eventually.
2.The well-known wicket keeper cum batsman from Australia,named Gilchrist hit three consecutive sixes over the mid -off.(i.e. Over the fielders head as the ball was not rechable to them-it was out of their reach).
3.The famous Howrah-bridge is over the holy river the Ganges.
4.Imagine,I was standing in front of a drain and I wanted to go to the opposite site.On that context,I could have easily said that I jumped over the drain to get to the opposite end.
5.Last year,Over 10000 devotees visited the Golden temple in Amritshawar in India.
I urge you to correct my sentences if some are found incorrect to help me improve my English..looking forward to having reply soon..

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    Who’s James?????????!!!!!!!!
    He’s Jon!

    Sunday, May 13th 2012

thanks Jon . I always wonder Canada espacially Toronto hello from Turkiye !!

Saturday, April 21st 2012

I am over 21 so I probably can buy alcohol in the world.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

thanks for your lesson and effinciacy

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Your video was fine, but you forgot to tell about THE DIFFERENT OF ABOVE?

Saturday, April 21st 2012

very useful lessons..thank u..

Saturday, April 21st 2012

I enjoy your class,because you explain very well and you have fun. I am portuguese and I hope to learn more with your lessons.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Hi Jon! It’s a good lesson! But, I have some doubts with “above”. Can I say “you’re over the clouds” or I should say “…above the clouds” Thank U

Saturday, April 21st 2012

Thank you Jon. You’re such a cool teacher !!

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

    hey stacey. how about if we communicate and make our skills more perfect.

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

      yes, why not

      Sunday, April 22nd 2012

        do u have a facebook i.d..??
        my email address is sameersamm92@yahoo.com
        add me up then we will talk .. it will be a great thing for both of us..

        Monday, April 23rd 2012
          Wednesday, April 25th 2012

          i tried it. but your account is not opening on facebook.. i have given you my e.mail address.. add me up on facebook.. we will talk then.. and let me know that do u have facebook i.d… ??
          i am waiting for you now..

          Thursday, April 26th 2012

          stacey. where are you.

          Saturday, April 28th 2012

        satcey. where are you..

        Tuesday, April 24th 2012

        hey.. satcey.. where are you vanished..

        Wednesday, April 25th 2012

          the facebook in russia isn’t allowed.

          Tuesday, June 5th 2012

its really awesome jon. you helped me allot by giving this lesson. but i have some difficulties in my conversation and i wanna share it with you. how could i.??
do let me know please. i’ll be waiting.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

hey jon. its really awesome and your lesson helped me allot.
i am actually having some difficulties in my conversation and i wanna discuss it with you. how could i.?
do let me know.
i’ll be waiting.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

thank you very much

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

    hey toontoday..
    how are you.. well i am learning english too.. how about if we both start coummunicating and it will help both of us alloot..

    Wednesday, April 25th 2012

      sure same, we are learning together nice to met you my name is toonly ^ ^

      Wednesday, April 25th 2012

        do u have a facebook i.d.. if then add me up there we will communicate then..

        Wednesday, April 25th 2012

    teach me thai and i will teach you english.kidding.if you want to improve your english skills first you ought to have confidence in you and dont think about mystakes,thie is the first rule.self confidence.if i can help you i would be glad to do something useful even tough my english is not enough good:D

    Saturday, September 8th 2012

thank you very much

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

thank teacher for usefull lesson. I admit that I’ve made some mistake using OVER before this lesson. I am eager to see lesson about ABOVE

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

thank teacher for usefull lesson. I admit that I’ve made some mistake using OVER before this lesson. I am eager to see lesson about ABOVE. greetings fom Belarus

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

thank you very much, it’s very useful

Sunday, April 22nd 2012


Sunday, April 22nd 2012

It was impressive especially Ur gesture

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Hi, Jon.
I think, you didn`t explain about “above”. Could you explain when I use? Thank you!!

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Great lesson Jon!!!

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

I think use above when: not age and speedy.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Great Lesson.

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

I think he doesn’t forget ,if i understand we use (over)in these mentioned cases and (above) in others cases .
Thanks to correct me John

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Hey Jon,
This video was hilarious. love your videos. keep’em coming.thank you

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Excellent lesson,thanks

Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Hi, Jon.

Monday, April 23rd 2012

well done Jone.thank you.

Monday, April 23rd 2012


Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thank you teacher Jon. Like that. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thanks Jon for thats good lesson.

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thanks Jon ^_^

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

hey jon, thanks 4 the lesson…but when to use “above” .I mean whats the difference b/w above n over.

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

john, thnx your lesson was very helpful. greetings from mexico

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Can I use over with degrees? E.g:

That day the temperature was over 10ºC
That day the temperature was above 10ºC

Which one is it correct?

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

I am new member, and feel interesting with your lesson, thank you so much Jon.

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

in this video u r not say clearly about above..

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

    The next lesson will be on “above”!

    Wednesday, April 25th 2012

      Dear engVid Moderator,
      I’m so grateful 2 u 4 ur nice preparations n if it’s possible plz give us more example 4 better understanding about the differences between such these words.
      tx in advance,

      Monday, May 7th 2012

Hi, Jon!
Why, you don`t ask the questions?
Thank you

Wednesday, April 25th 2012


Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Hii jhon ,
would you say one example with “above” please ?

Thursday, April 26th 2012

Hello and think you for these good lessons
My question is how I can make notes ?
what are the main steps of that?

Thursday, April 26th 2012

yeay !! I got 4 score from 4 question :D

Thursday, April 26th 2012

wow really it is very good jop

Friday, April 27th 2012

Thank you so much, from Argentina I am going to recomend this website :)

Sunday, April 29th 2012


Monday, April 30th 2012

good job , keep it up

Monday, April 30th 2012

thanks a lot

Monday, April 30th 2012

Thank you teach all your lessons are use full .but still we need more .

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

I want to learn how to write the essay and news thank you teachers .

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

oh that is good

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

it was a good lesson ^^ think you so much

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

First, thanks for the great video.
You were explaining about over and above. But how about ‘more’? When do we use that word?

Regards, Alisyah.

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

Thank you very much, Jon, but could you explain some examples about ‘ above ‘?
Thank’s again

Friday, May 4th 2012

Thanks Jan!

Sunday, May 6th 2012

You are awsom in this Short video!

Sunday, May 6th 2012

thanks jon.

Monday, May 7th 2012

thank for info.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

OH very good english practice there this is my first time i m reading eingvid adn realy this is very good and helpfull for me


Tuesday, May 8th 2012

LOOOL I felt so sorry for him when he had to explain 18 and over for films LOL and seriously ” I have conversations with myself all the time” LOOOOOL

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Jon, you use really good and simple way for explanations.
I’m really appreciated!
Thank you very much.

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

thanks John

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Great Lesson.

Saturday, May 12th 2012

thank teacher for usefull lesson

Saturday, May 12th 2012

Thank u sir

Monday, May 14th 2012

Sir..Thankyou so Much for this wonderful lesson..I am your old student..Watched yourr video After a Long time..it is really helpful..Sir i wanna ask that Oftenly above and over seem to be very similar but not always:
I am really wondering is there any difference for the usage of over and above? Is there any situation that one can not be used in the place of the other?

If I make it more comprehensible, can I use; I like watching the planes fly over me or above me. Which one is correct grammatically?
I am waiting for your reply sir

Thursday, May 17th 2012

    hello simran. how are you.. i hope you would like to learn english with me as i am also learning it from engvid.. how about if we both talk to each other so that will be very helpful for both of us to make our skills better that much.. ???

    Monday, May 21st 2012

Thanks you prof Jon!

Monday, May 21st 2012

helpful .. thank you

Monday, May 21st 2012

    ha be esh

    Thursday, September 21st 2017

thanks you! good lesson

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Thanks Jon.

Friday, May 25th 2012

Nice so nice

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thank you very much you are a good teacher.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

Thank u Jon for ur lesson..it’ll be very usefull for me. I also like the funny way u give lessons.
Take care!!!!

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Thanx Jon

Saturday, July 7th 2012


    I am new in this forum and need to help to improve my comm skils. could you please help me?

    Sunday, July 15th 2012

Merci pour cette excellente lesson.

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Thanks jonh for about your lesson but i think it is very short lesson

Friday, July 27th 2012

Hi, Jon
Great lessons! I have a suggestion for you…
When you finished your lessons you can leave flying, what you think? don’t forget, the elevator is broken!

See you!

Saturday, August 11th 2012

spice up ,see you soon

Monday, August 13th 2012

I enjoy watching this lesson!

Thank you teacher!

Monday, August 13th 2012

Thank you so much Jon! And you taught very clear(for me) right now i’m studying in HK and your video I can usefully

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

when do we use IT”S OVER

Saturday, September 1st 2012

thanks Mr Jon

Sunday, September 9th 2012

wow 3:50, do you know what, September 7th, 1994 is my date of birth ^v^

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thanks, Jon!!

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Thanks a lot. I was confused with this word “over” because I have seen it a lot in many different meaning. However, after this lesson I am able to know the way that it comes with.
thank you so much

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you Mr.John. I like your lessons!!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

useful lesson !

Friday, December 7th 2012

Hi:) Thanks for the video. One question, Does “over” works as a verb too? For example, in the sentence: I’m over you, what’s the meaning of over? (I hear it in a tv show and for the context I guess it’s something like she forgot him, but I’m not sure)

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

dear jon:

thank you for all your help. I am learning more everyday.

Thursday, March 7th 2013

that all of the people loved to learn English but 18 and over that they missed our chance , am I right?

Friday, May 3rd 2013

Yeahhh 100 %. Thanks…

Friday, June 7th 2013

Why in the sentence Mount Everest ….over the sea level is incorrect and correct the sentence , you have to be 18 and over….Thank you.

Thursday, June 13th 2013

eeeyy… what happened with above?

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

Thanks you!!! Good lesson

Wednesday, August 21st 2013


Sunday, September 8th 2013

I just have learned this lesson.

Monday, September 9th 2013

I was going over the speed limit sometimes. Thank you Jon.

Monday, September 9th 2013

Thanks Jon Very lesson

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

great video!!!

Thursday, October 31st 2013

I Thank you for the Lesson, Sir.
I have a question, would you please explain which one is the correct sentence,
“The class is over” or “The class is finish”?

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

    “The class is over” is correct, but “the class is finish” is almost right — you could also say “class is finished”.

    Friday, November 8th 2013

      Thanks for your reply. EngVid!

      Friday, November 8th 2013

Thanks a lot, very helpful lesson

Sunday, November 10th 2013

Thanks a lot, Mr Jon very useful lesson! :)

Friday, December 13th 2013

Thanks got 100%.

Thursday, February 27th 2014

The funniest and the best explanation I’ve heard about ‘over 18’…

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Hi Jon,where the hell are you?Anyway thank you!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Hi Jon,
I practice with conversations with myself :-). This is a good idea for introvert persons as me.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

    just chat with me.

    Thursday, April 21st 2016

Thank you Jon!

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Thanks a lot for your time sir.

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Oh my.. I got 3 score

Friday, May 15th 2015

Hi, Jon! Nice class! Is it common to say “I forgot my ID at home.”? I learned that the correct way to say it was “I left my ID at home.” I am confused, could you explain that, please? Thank you!

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

thank you jon

Monday, October 19th 2015

Great Jon!

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

precise explanation about over 18

Tuesday, February 9th 2016


Friday, February 12th 2016

Thanks, it was excellent

Saturday, March 26th 2016

i love the way he talks :)

Thursday, April 21st 2016

The truck must be above three meters in height,to pass under the bridge.

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

I think itsn’t correct,i would say : below….

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

Thanks, Jon

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Very good lesson!!!

Saturday, April 7th 2018


Monday, June 18th 2018

Thanks a lot!

Saturday, April 25th 2020

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