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‘above’ and ‘over’

Above and over can both mean higher than. So here’s the difference that you need to keep in mind: We use above when one thing is not directly over another. Example: You are not supposed to wear a skirt that goes above your knees. That’s the rule here. Over is used when one thing covers … Continue reading

‘across’ ‘over’ and ‘through’ (as prepositions)

Across and over can both mean ‘on or to the other side of a line, river, road, bridge etc’. You can use both in this way: His village is just across the border. He ran across the finishing line and raised his arms in victory. But here’s the difference that you need to keep in … Continue reading


Crowdfunding: obtaining funding for a project, in many cases humanitarian one, by soliciting contribution from a large group of people, especially from an online community or social networking sites. The crowd can already exist as a community but they can also suddenly form from disparate groups around the world who all happen to share an … Continue reading


Flake: an unreliable person. Someone agrees to do something but never follows through. Such a person would cancel appointments repeatedly, often not giving any reason or explanation. A flake will e-mail, text or call you constantly to make plans but will not suddenly call it off at the last minute without explanation. Have you ever … Continue reading

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