Use the word "over" to say that something such as an event, a game, or a class is finished.
- What time is the movie over?
- The game should be over soon.
- Will this be over soon?
- Their marriage is over.
- When does class get over?
It’s much better to use "done" or "finished" when describing a person:
- Are you
over? (No. This is incorrect.)
- Are you done? (Okay. This video is about the word "done.")
- Are you finished? (Okay.)
The word "over" is also contained within many idioms:
- Will he ever get over his defeat? (get over = learn to accept)
- Could you please move over. I would like to sit down. (move over = change position to allow for more space.)
- How much pizza is left over from last night? (left over = remaining)
To see how "over" is used as a preposition, click here.
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This page was first published on December 8, 2011. Updated on December 15, 2014.