COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS #06: Across and Over



Across and Over 
They both mean 'on the other side of' or 'to the other side of
EXAMPLES:
- He jumped over/across the stream. 
- His house is just over/across the road. 

DIFFERENCES:
Over means a movement to the other side of something high. 
EXAMPLES:
- He is climbing over the wall. 
- The bird is flying over the tree. 
- The noisy aeroplane flew over the city. 

Across means a movement to the other side of a flat area. 
EXAMPLES: 
- Last week, we walked across the desert. 
- Sometimes children run across the road carelessly. 
- They walked acrossed the bridge. 

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