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    mourn over/for

    over or for?
    "We were mourning for (over?) our friend."
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    Re: mourn over/for

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    over or for?
    "We were mourning for (over?) our friend."
    Both are acceptable, although I find 'over' sounds a bit strange to my ear. I think "mourn for" is much more common.

    It can also be used without a preposition, by the way.
    We were mourning our friend.

    An example of all three variants:
    http://newsbusters.org/node/5248
    http://ani.autistics.org/dont_mourn.html
    http://www.nj.com/newsflash/jersey/inde ... ist=jersey
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