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Is it "win over" or "win against"?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I understand tightening up writing, but "win over" is wrong -- it's wrong when it comes to AP Style, and it's wrong when it comes to grammar. You are not physically over the opponent.

    Yet no one seems to catch this. I had it changed to "win over" in my roundups last week, and it's not a major issue for me, but I'd love to see some consistency in our business.
  2. I think I had to change it about five times tonight.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i'm a hater of "over writers."

    that is all.
  5. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Shouldn't this be in the journalism only board?
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I could win you all over with my charm and good looks.
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    wicked's a little cranky OVER this morning :D ... I'm going to let this being on the Anything Goes board, instead of OVER on the Journo board, slide.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Figured more people would see it here.

    And it's a grammar question as much as a journalism question, so I say it also belongs OVER here.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I'm against it moving as well. It doesn't belong over there.
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Damn board nazis anyway.
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Dear Tomas,

    Please don't let that hatred extend to me. Pretty please?

  12. Flash

    Flash Guest


    You need to get OVER it.
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