Over is another word I’ve found that I use when I don’t need it. Check out my examples from The Proper Way to Say Goodbye.
-I walked along the wall of windows, over to the corner where they sat.
The sentence doesn’t change if I remove the over.
-I repeated their names over in my head so I wouldn’t forget again.
Again, don’t need the over.
-I slathered butter on the two pieces of toast, and he slid over the garlic salt over .
Hmm. Look at that. I used it twice. Whoops.
Overall ,I got rid of over 40 overs. Do you ever use over unnecessarily?
January 4, 2013 by Suzi