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By Bieneke Berendsen
The distinction between separable and inseparable over-verbs is a bit difficult to establish.
Over can be used in many different ways. In the sense of 'too' or 'excessive', it is always part of an inseparable compound verb. Indicating some kind of movement (to walk over to), over is usually a prefix of a separable compound verb. But there are over-verbs, for which the classification under either separable or inseparable verbs is all but clear.
Remember, that inseparable verbs have their stress over the verb, not the prefix.
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