Over/under is different than more than/less than!

This week we (very) briefly discuss the difference between over/under and more than/less than.  Generally, “over” and “under” are used in spatial relationships; they do not take the place of “more than” or “less than.”  For example:

  • The Ferrari traveled rapidly over miles of desert terrain.
  • The aircraft carrier sank under the waves.
  • Ted Williams hit more than [not over] 500 home runs during his career.
  • But he had less than [not under] 3,000 base hits during his career.

That is all for now …

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