– Above and Over = higher than
A is above/over B
- There’s a spider on the ceiling just above/over your head.
– Above = one thing is not directly over another
A is above B (not A is over B)
- We’re got a little house above the lake.
– Over = one thing covers another
A is over B
- There is cloud over the Southe of England
– Over (Across) = one thing crosses another
A is (moving) over/across B
- Electricity cables stretch over/across the fields.
- The plane was flying over/across the Channel.
– Over = more than
- “How old are you?” “Over thirty”
- He’s over two meters tall.
– Above = more than in some expressions particularly (vertical scale..)
- Above zero (for temperatures)
- Above sea-level
- Above average