Across vs. Over | Class 10 English Grammar Worksheets

Across and over have similar meanings and in many cases they are both possible. However, in some cases, there is a difference of meaning. This grammar worksheet tests your ability to use across and over correctly.

Complete the following sentences using across or over. In some cases, they are both possible.

Hints

Use across and over to mean ‘on or to the other side of a line, river, road, bridge etc.’

Use over to mean ‘on or to the other side of something high’.

Use across to mean ‘on or to the other side of a flat area or surface’.

Complete the following sentences.

1. See if you can jump ………………….. the stream.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

2. The boy ran …………………. the road.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

3. He climbed ………………….. the wall and walked away.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

4. She lives …………………… the border.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

5. Can you swim …………………. the river?

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

6. There are two bridges ………………….. the river.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

7. She turned ……………….. and went to sleep.

a) over
b) across
c) either could be used here

8. They are going to open a new factory ……………………. the border in Chile.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

9. The police suspect that the prisoners escaped by climbing ………………….. a five-metre high fence.

a) over
b) across
c) either could be used here

10. She was so disturbed by the noise that she put her hands ………………….. her ears.

a) over
b) across
c) either could be used here

11. Several airlines fly …………………… the Atlantic.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

12. The river is less than 50 metres …………………… in some places.

a) across
b) over
c) either could be used here

Answers

1. See if you can jump over / across the stream.

2. The boy ran across the road.

3. He climbed over the wall and walked away.

4. She lives over / across the border.

5. Can you swim across the river? (We can jump across / over a river, but we can only swim
across it.)

6. There are two bridges over / across the river.

7. She turned over and went to sleep.

8. They are going to open a new factory over / across the border in Chile.

9. The police suspect that the prisoners escaped by climbing over a five-metre high fence.

10. She was so disturbed by the noise that she put her hands over her ears.

11. Several airlines fly across / over the Atlantic.

12. The river is less than 50 metres across in some places. (= The river is less than 50 metres
wide in some places.)

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