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 …