English Vocabulary


to read over

Hallo, I've got a translation for 'to read over a text' as 'run over a text'(gr. überfliegen). I guess the opposite 'to check over a text' is the correct translation, isn't it?

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  • Sorry capablanca, I don't understand why do you say "the opposite" (Gegensatz), because all forms seem to say the same.
    Please explain to me why do you write "the opposite".


    to read over/through: etw. durchsehen, überfliegen
    to run over sth: etw. durchgehen
    to check over: etwas überprüfen
  • From Gwendo:
    Sorry capablanca, I don't understand why do you say "the opposite" (Gegensatz), because all forms seem to say the same.
    Please explain to me why do you write "the opposite".


    to read over/through: etw. durchsehen, überfliegen
    to run over sth: etw. durchgehen
    to check over: etwas überprüfen

      Thanks Gwendo,when sb. says read over a text, that means reading slowly and carefully, like checking over a contract. However it doesn't mean runing over a text or reading fast and superficial like scanning a flyer. I think both sentences are quite different.
    to read over : durchsehen OK ueberfliegen NO
  • Hiya Capablanca & Gwendo.
    I carefully read your tips over because they were worth it. For nothing I had run over them.


    'To read something over' just means to read something, be it closely or quickly.
    'To run over a text' is to read it quickly and maybe to review it quickly. (ex. run over a speech before giving it. Answers.com)

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