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American Sign Language:  "over"

The word "over" has many different meanings. The sign for "over" depends on your meaning. 

The general sign for "over" can also be used for concepts such as "across," "cross over to" or  "after."  This one sign has several interpretations depending on the rest of your sentence.  It can be used to mean "across" the river, or "over" the fence, or "after" the event.  U
se a "flat" hand shape on your dominant hand and slide it across the back of your (palm down) non-dominant hand.



Much of the time the generic sign OVER is not the best choice for your signed sentence.

For example, to express the idea that something has been done or completed you should use the sign "FINISH." For example, "WORK FINISH, I GO CAMP" Would mean, "I'm going camping after work."



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