Over or More than?

Over or More than?
Fast becoming one of my pet editorial hates is the misuse of ‘over’ instead of ‘more than’. Do not use ‘over’ with numbers except when you are referring to the age of a person. For instance, ‘She was over 40′ is fine. But ‘They worked over 40 days on the project’ is not. It should be ‘They worked more than 40 days on the project’.

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