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"blow away" vs. "blow over"



 
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"blow away" vs. "blow over" #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:20 am   "blow away" vs. "blow over"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", question 3

She was hoping the terrible argument would ......... before the wedding.

(a) blow away
(b) blow over
(c) carry away
(d) blow down

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", answer 3

She was hoping the terrible argument would blow over before the wedding.

Correct answer: (b) blow over

Your answer was: incorrect
She was hoping the terrible argument would blow away before the wedding.
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please kindly explain to me why is blow over here.thanks a lot.

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"blow away" vs. "blow over" #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:04 am   "blow away" vs. "blow over"
 

Hi,

Blow away means literally remove by some kind of wind as in: The wind has blown away the newspaper from the table. Blow over is a phrasal verb suggesting disappear, be forgotten as in:

The story in the newspaper will soon be forgotten and by next month the scandal will have blown over.

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"blow away" vs. "blow over" #3 (permalink) Sat Dec 12, 2009 17:48 pm   "blow away" vs. "blow over"
 

Hello Alan, What does ' blow over' mean? Thank you for your help.
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"blow away" vs. "blow over" #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 12, 2009 18:19 pm   "blow away" vs. "blow over"
 

Hi,

'Blow over' suggests gradually disappear/soon be forgotten.. Sometimes a person who is well known is mentioned in the newspapers for having done something wrong and then there are a lot of stories in the press. Soon people forget and we say: The whole scandal has blown over/been forgotten.

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"blow away" vs. "blow over" #5 (permalink) Mon Mar 28, 2011 14:40 pm   "blow away" vs. "blow over"
 

Hello Mr.Allan

Thank you for your explanation. I really appreciate your examples.

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